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More Bay Area Police Departments Interested In Getting ‘Stingray’ Cellphone Surveillance Device

It’s called a Stingray: A cellphone surveillance device so top secret, law enforcement agencies don’t even like to admit they have it. But KPIX 5 has confirmed Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose police are using Stingrays to track suspects.

11/14/2014

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ACLU Calls On Bay Area Cities To Get More Public Input On Use Of Drones, Surveillance Technology

This comes as San Jose is set to hold hearings about their new drone, which the police department purchased secretly earlier this year.

11/12/2014

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Website Streams Private Security Cameras; Reminds Users To Change Passwords

Security cameras can help people keep a watchful eye on their homes when they’re away, but a new website shows that very camera may be letting others sneak a peek inside.

11/11/2014

CHP Chief Avery Browne

CHP Responds To Claim By Dublin Officer That Nude Photos Often Taken From Suspects’ Phones

A CHP chief spoke out Saturday about the investigation into a Dublin area officer accused of sending nude photos of a DUI suspect from her cellphone to his own phone while the woman was in custody.

10/26/2014

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Bay Area Security Firm Hires ‘White Hat Hackers’ To Find Vulnerabilities In Digital Systems

Cyber-crime is big business in the digital age, so a Bay Area security firm has hired a sophisticated group of hackers to break into computer systems.

10/23/2014

The logo of mobile app 'Snapchat' is displayed on a tablet on January 2, 2014 in Paris. Hackers broke into Snapchat, the hugely popular mobile app, accessing the phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million users and publishing them online, tech news website TechCrunch has announced. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Hackers Release 13 Gigabytes Of ‘Deleted’ Snapchat Photos

Many Snapchat users are nervously waiting for the other shoe to drop as hackers released hundreds of thousands of photos on Sunday that they thought were deleted, some of which are of nude minors.

10/13/2014

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1,000 Europeans A Day Ask Google To Erase Unflattering Links, Polish Online Reputations

Google is being swamped with requests from Europeans trying to erase unflattering links to their past from the world’s dominant Internet search engine.

10/10/2014

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BART Crime Reporting App Worries ACLU, Privacy Advocates

A new app from BART is supposed to be a discreet way to report crime on the transit system. But privacy advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union are sounding the alarm.

09/17/2014

Elderly Identify Theft: Why Older Americans Are Becoming A Growing Target

In 2013, there were 16,993 reported instances of identity theft crimes that were committed against people 70 years and older.

09/11/2014

Tax-Related Identity Theft: The Importance Of Protecting Your Social Security Number

With your social security number, criminals can open accounts in your name, potentially leaving you stuck with fraudulent charges.

09/08/2014

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