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Marin Police Warn Of Phone Scam Involving Missed Jury Duty

The Central Marin Police Authority is warning the public about a phone scam in which a scammer impersonates a law enforcement officer and threatens a resident with arrest for not appearing for jury duty unless the resident pays a fee.

07/16/2014

A Comcast call center in Sacramento. (CBS)

Comcast ‘Embarrassed’ By Employee’s Behavior During Service Cancellation Call With San Francisco Customer

Cable and Internet giant Comcast is apologizing after a tech-savvy San Francsico customer posted eight minutes of telephone conversation online in which he tried repeatedly to get a customer service representative to disconnect his service.

07/15/2014

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Damaged Line Interrupts Telephone Service In Parts Of Yosemite National Park

Telephone service in parts of Yosemite National Park has been cut off due to a damaged phone line.

07/14/2014

A T-Mobile store sign. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Federal Trade Commission Accuses T-Mobile Of Bogus Consumer Charges

The Federal Trade Commission is alleging that T-Mobile USA, Inc., made “hundreds of millions” of dollars off its customers through bogus charges.

07/01/2014

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

Supreme Court Rules Warrant Needed To Search Cellphone

Cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest, Chief Justice John Roberts said for the court. Because the phones contain so much information, police must get a warrant before looking through them, Roberts said.

06/25/2014

State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Apple Drops Opposition To Phone Kill Switch Bill, State Senator Gets 2nd Chance

Apple has now dropped opposition to State Sen. Mark Leno’s ‘kill-switch’ bill that would render stolen phones inoperable. A new vote on a re-worked bill takes place Thursday.

05/07/2014

Apple's iPhone 5C model (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

State Senators Explain Why Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Failed, KPIX 5 Reporter Robbed Of Device

State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said money may have been one reason his fellow State Senators may have refused to go along with a bill that would require mandatory kill switches that would make stolen phones useless.

04/25/2014

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List: California State Senators Who Voted ‘No’ On Smartphone Kill Switch Bill

A bill that would force electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones narrowly failed in the state Senate on Thursday.

04/25/2014

A man displays an Apple's iPhone 5 smartphone on February 25, 2014 in the French northern city of Lille. Apple said on February 24, 2014 it was developing a security fix for its Mac OS X computer operating system after a patch released for its iPhones and iPads to thwart hacker attacks.AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

California Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Fails In State Senate

A bill that would force electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones narrowly failed in the state Senate on Thursday but could be revived later this spring.

04/24/2014

Burned wreckage of the tour bus and FedEx truck on Interstate 5 in Orland after the fiery crash that killed 10 people on April 10, 2014. (CBS)

NTSB Examining Phone Records, Surveillance Video Of FedEx Driver In I-5 Bus Crash

Federal investigators will look at surveillance video from earlier in the day of a FedEx driver before his truck crashed into a tour bus killing ten people on I-5 near Orland.

04/15/2014

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