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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

2 renderings of what the banner might look like. (Cedric Morris/FundRazr)

Seahawks Fans Plotting To Fly Banner Above Candlestick Park Sunday

It appears that Seattle Seahawks fans have found a way to elevate the rivalry with the San Francisco 49ers to new heights with a plan to fly a Seahawks banner over Candlestick Park before the teams’ showdown on Sunday.

12/03/2013

A man uses two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

App Maps Social Media Postings, Creates ‘Blueprint’ Of Person’s Movement

The next time your mobile phone prompts you to turn on its ‘location services’ function; you may want to think twice about whether or not you click that ‘on’ button.

11/05/2013

Sources told KPIX 5 that that Google is building a floating marketing center for Google Glass off Treasure Island. (CBS)

Twitter Persona Surfaces For Mystery ‘Google Barge’

A new Twitter presence surfaced Monday, just days after KPIX 5 reported that Google is believed to be building floating structures to market Google Glass — the cutting edge wearable computer that the company has under development.

10/29/2013

A Craigslist ad for a stolen bike. (CBS)

Bay Area Police Rely On Crowdsourcing To Help Fight Crime

Some Bay Area crime victims are now taking to the internet to stop crime, and police have said they are turning out to be great partners.

10/23/2013

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