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Millions Of Phones Potentially Susceptible To Snooping After British, NSA Allegedly Team Up To Hack Sim Card Maker

Rights organizations on Friday called for urgent steps to be taken to protect private calls and online communications after allegations that U.S. and British agencies hacked into the networks of a major SIM card maker.

02/20/2015

Computer Server

NSA Eavesdropping On Countless Hard Drives With Spyware New Report Reveals

The National Security Agency has found a way to eavesdrop on countless computer hard drives by installing spyware deep within the drives made by major manufacturers, according to a new report.

02/17/2015

(CBS SF)

VIDEO: Apple Pay Will Get You Into National Parks Starting In September

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during a White House summit on cybersecurity at Stanford Friday that Apple Pay is partnering with the federal government for some financial transactions.

02/13/2015

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Credit Freeze: The Best Way To Prevent Identity Thieves From Opening Credit In Your, Or Your Child’s Name

It’s called a credit freeze or security freeze and it’s the number one tool to prevent crooks from opening a credit account in your — or your child’s — name. Trouble is, not many people are using it.

02/04/2015

Automatic License Plate Reader installed on a police car. (The Denver Post via Getty Images)

If You Drive In Oakland, Police Probably Know Where You’ve Been

A San Francisco-based civil liberties group is painting a stark portrait of what it looks like when tens of thousands of cars are tracked on the streets of Oakland over an eight day period.

01/21/2015

(Tijuana Secretary of Public Security)

Drone-Hunter Scans For Peeping Drones Then Knocks Them Out

People frustrated by drones flying over their neighborhoods may have a new way to fight back.

01/19/2015

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Report: US Border Patrol Should Abandon Plans To Buy New Drones

The Homeland Security Department’s border drones program costs far more than the government estimates, helps in the arrests of just a fraction of the number of people trying to cross the border illegally and flies far fewer hours than the government claims, an internal watchdog asserted in a report released Tuesday.

01/08/2015

(CBS SF)

New Jeans Made In Bay Area Firm Designed To Thwart High-Tech Thieves

Security company Norton has teamed up with Betabrand to create jeans with special pockets meant to protect credit cards, passports and key fobs from digital pick-pocketing.

01/08/2015

13 United Airlines flight attendants said they refused to work on a flight from San Francisco International Airport on July 14, 2014 after this message was scrawled on their jet. (CBS)

Ex-United Flight Attendants Who Discovered Spooky Message On Jet At SFO Sue Over Firings

More than a dozen former flight attendants have filed a lawsuit against United Airlines after they werer fired for refusing to work on a flight out of San Francisco International Airport last year following discovery of threatening writing on the plane’s fuselage.

01/08/2015

Arden Fair Mall

Fights At Packed NorCal Shopping Mall Force Early Closure

Security had to break up two brawls among shoppers at a the Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento on the day after Christmas.

12/27/2014

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