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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)

Survey Shows More Than Half Of Kids Lie About Age To Join Facebook, Twitter

Age limits on Facebook and other social sites aren’t working to keep young children off away from the internet properties, according to a newly released survey.

02/06/2014

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

Calculator Estimates How Much Time Have You Wasted On Facebook

Facebook is getting ready to celebrate 10 years since Mark Zuckerberg famously launched the social giant in his Harvard dorm room. Over that decade,1.1 billion users have connected with friends through the Menlo Park-based site. How much –arguably wasted – time does that add up to for a regular user?

01/31/2014

Neil Gupta (left) with fellow TeenMesh volunteer Armaan Sengupta. (CBS)

Teenager Earns Jefferson Award With Worldwide Homework Help Program

High school students around the world are getting homework help from honor students here in the Bay Area thanks to a program created by an East Bay teenager. He’s this week’s Jefferson Award winner.

01/15/2014

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Bay Area Startup Plans To Offer Security Guard For Craigslist Deals

A San Leandro entrepreneur is hoping to turn a profit by taking some of the risk out of transactions set up through Craigslist.

01/08/2014

KPIX 5's Christin Ayers is shown a sweepstakes game at an internet cafe. A customer buys internet time to use and in exchange they are rewarded with a chance to win cash. (CBS)

Lawmaker Pushing To Ban California Internet Gambling Cafes

They look suspiciously like illegal casinos: Computer cafes where you can take your chances on winning cash. Now, one lawmaker is cracking down, proposing a ban that could wipe them out for good.

01/08/2014

A woman shopping online. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: State Warns Californians To Pay Overlooked ‘Use Tax’

A lot of Californians got a surprise in the mail as 2013 came to a close. The state has been sending out hundreds of thousands of letters to residents telling them there’s a good chance they probably owe “Use Tax” and will have to pay it when they file their 2013 state tax return.

01/06/2014

A cameraman records the judge's podium in a courtroom closed due to budget cuts and layoffs, at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on March 16, 2009. Beset by an unprecedented budget crisis, the LA Superior Court, the largest trial court system in the US, laid off 329 employees and announced the closure of 17 courtrooms, with more of both expected in the future. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Court To Offer Live Audio Streaming Of All Proceedings

Merging technology and the judicial system, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals began offering video streaming of certain proceedings.

01/02/2014

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Danville Man Arrested For Sharing Child Porn Online

A Danville man has been arrested and charged for allegedly sharing child pornography online.

12/20/2013

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ConsumerWatch: E-mailed Receipts Can Cost Your Privacy

The Consumer Federation of California says once a store gets your email address, it can, and likely will, send you more emails, use it for marketing purposes, and possibly sell it to data aggregators.

12/18/2013

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49ers Put Candlestick Park Seats On Sale At $795 A Pair

The San Francisco 49ers and city parks officials are selling seats from the soon-to-be-shuttered Candlestick Park as part of the 49ers’ farewell season at the stadium, a team spokeswoman said Monday.

12/09/2013

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