Location

ConsumerWatch: Your Car May Be Spying On You

Your car may be spying on you, and the information it collects can, and may be used against you.

04/29/2014

The feature allows users to find their friends, who are nearby. (Facebook)

Larry Magid: Facebook Launches Friend Finding Feature

Nearby Friends allows users to see what city and neighborhood a friend is in, how many miles away they are, and how long ago they were there.

04/17/2014

2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

Mapping Tool Helps Electric Vehicle Drivers Find Charging Stations

One factor that may slow would-be electric car buyers is anxiety over finding a charging station, but a local website can help green vehicle owners map out the closest place to plug-in.

09/20/2012

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Canceled Wedding Costs Woman Thousands

A week after signing a contract to book a wedding, the wedding was called off. When the venue refused to give them any of their money back, an Auburn woman called CBS for help.

08/03/2012

(Tamale Lady Finder)

App Launching To Track Down Famed SF Tamale Lady

A new smartphone app should make it easier to locate one of San Francisco’s most celebrated street food venders – The Tamale Lady.

07/11/2012

traffic, generic, highway

East Bay Company’s Massive Car Tracking Database Sparks Debate

If you own a car, chances are police know where you’ve been lately – thanks to a Bay Area company that is keeping them in the loop.

01/12/2012

(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Facebook Hires Gowalla Team; Will Shut It Down

Facebook has hired the team behind Gowalla, the location service that lets people share where they are using their mobile phones.

12/05/2011

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lawrence Berkeley Lab Mulls Second, Oakland Location

Oakland city officials say they have a “shovel-ready” site for the proposed expansion of UC’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. The Brooklyn Slough is just south of the Jack London Aquatic Center.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/27/2011

Global Positioning System tracking device

Tech Watch: Geo-Privacy Bills Aim To Curb Warrantless Tracking

Lawmakers are considering proposals that would stop law enforcement agencies from using GPS devices to track people without getting a warrant first.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/16/2011

Apple logo iphone4

Apple Says iPhones Not Tracking Location, Users Getting Update

Apple denied claims that it was keeping tabs on its customers, saying the file records Wi-Fi hot spots and cell towers in the general area of iPhones, not the whereabouts of their users.

CBS San Francisco–04/27/2011

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