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Bay Area Police Worry About Possible Bullying, Threats Via Yik Yak App

A new social media has become a phenomenon among kids and teens, thanks to its ability for users to remain anonymous. But law enforcement and parents worry the anonymity of the Yik Yak app is leading to cyberbullying and threats of violence.

11/21/2014

SFMTA Parking Ticket (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SFMTA Make It Easier To Contest a Citation While Going Green

Fighting a ticket can be less stressful by going on to the SFMTA’s new online portal…

11/21/2014

Leandra Ramm was harassed for years by a cyberstalker in Singapore. (CBS)

Bay Area Woman Gets Justice After International Cyberstalker Terrorized Her For Years

Leandra Ramm still gets chills down her spine when she thinks about the decade-long assault she endured at the hands of Singapore cyberstalker Colin Mak.

11/20/2014

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Elon Musk Confirms Plans To Launch Satellites For ‘Low-Cost’ Internet Access World-Wide

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk confirms plans to launch a fleet of small satellites to deliver low-cost Internet access around the world.

11/11/2014

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SF Net Neutrality Proponents Applaud President Obama’s Plan To Keep Internet Free

San Francisco Bay Area companies that have joined a national coalition to fight for net neutrality include Reddit, Imgur, Y Combinator and Netflix.

11/10/2014

Viewers Turning To YouTube As News Source

Cable Stocks Fall After Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Calls On FCC To Ban Internet ‘Fast Lanes’

Cable company stocks fell sharply Monday after President Obama called for the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify Internet access as a utility.

11/10/2014

Screenshot of first website on the World Wide Web in America, developed by the Stanford Linear Accelerator. (CBS)

Stanford Brings Back World Wide Web’s Beginnings

In 1991, scientists at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, or SLAC, wanted an easy way to share their research. So physicist Tony Johnson and his colleague Paul Kunz went to France to learn about a revolutionary idea called the Internet.

10/30/2014

Peter Liu (City of Oakland)

Jimmy Kimmel Skewers Gun-Toting, Fringe Oakland Mayoral Candidate Over Stance On Masturbation

Oakland’s mayoral race became fodder for late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who on Monday caught wind of one candidate with a bizarre stance on the digital divide, among other things.

10/28/2014

(CBS)

Google Employee Facing Cyber-Stalking Charges After Trying To Blackmail Woman Over Nude Photos

A Google employee is facing federal cyber-stalking charges and has been banned from using the Internet after he posed as a researcher and tried to blackmail a woman over her nude research photos.

10/25/2014

Apple In Talks For iCloud For Movies

Apple Issues Security Warning For iCloud After Reported Attempts To Steal User Data In China

Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

10/22/2014

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