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Image from a compilation video of 'fire challenges' shows a teenage girl after flammable fluid on her body was ignited. The fire was was quickly put out.  (Abdul/World Star Hip Hop)

Dangerous ‘Fire Challenge’ Game Trends Among Teens On Social Media; South Bay Fire Officials Issue Warning

Santa Clara County health officials Friday warned of the dangers of a national trend called “The Fire Challenge” where teens voluntarily light themselves on fire and post videos of it on Facebook and other social media.

08/08/2014

(L-R) Musicians Steve Lukather & Peter Frampton (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Peter Frampton Throws Audience Member’s Cell Phone Into The Rafters

The 70’s rocker didn’t love the way a fan persisted to ignore his request to stop filming…

08/07/2014

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Laws May Grant Family Access To Deceased Person’s Digital Information

One Virginia man tried to access his son’s Facebook account for answers after his son committed suicide, but he was locked out of Facebook, which cited privacy laws. Now he’s fighting to change that nationwide.

08/06/2014

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Tech Bus Breaks Down, Blocks J-Church Muni Tracks Near Dolores Park In SF

A private shuttle bus broke down while blocking San Francisco Municipal Railway tracks near Dolores Park Tuesday morning.

08/05/2014

Taylor Swift (credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift Sings For Young Cancer Patient

Footage of Taylor Swift singing to young 6-year-old Jordan Lee Nickerson hit social media…

08/05/2014

Shirley Phelps-Roper (R) and her daughter Megan of the Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas church known for its vehement anti-gay positions. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Westboro Hate Group Plans Protests Of Facebook, Google, Twitter, Other Silicon Valley Giants

The organization known for holding hate-filled anti-LGBT protests outside of events all over the country, including the funerals of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, has found a new target for their anger – the tech industry.

08/04/2014

(CBS SF)

Protesters Block Tech Shuttle Buses On First Day Of Muni’s Pilot Program

Police moved in after protesters blocked two buses in San Francisco’s Mission District Friday morning — day one of an 18-month pilot program designed to incorporate tech shuttles into the city’s mass transit commute.

08/01/2014

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Outage Frustrates Many Users

Menlo Park-based social giant Facebook experienced widespread outages Friday morning.
Users hoping to post status updates where hit with a “sorry, something went wrong” message for much of the morning. Both the CBS Bay Area and KCBS Radio accounts were affected by the outage, but functionality appeared to be restored by 9:30 a.m.
There’s was no official word from Facebook as to the cause of the outage, which apparently started slightly before 9 a.m. local time.

08/01/2014

(CBS SF)

Muni’s New Pilot Program Charging Tech Shuttles Prompts Protesters To Block Buses

Muni’s new pilot program charging Google and other tech corporate shuttles to share a network of designated bus stops in San Francisco prompted protesters to block buses leaving from the Mission District Friday morning.

08/01/2014

Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in "Fifty Shades of Grey" (credit: Universal Pictures/Focus Features)

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Is Most-Viewed Trailer of 2014 On YouTube

The preview of the erotic drama racked up more than 36 million YouTube views in its first week…

07/29/2014

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