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Why Police Want Google’s Waze Popular Cop-Tracking Feature Disabled

Law enforcement officers around the country are calling on Google to disable a feature on its popular Waze traffic app.

01/26/2015

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

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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

A flyer posted after Mochi the dog was stolen from her home in San Francisco. (Courtesy: David Baker)

Caught On Camera: Woman Snatches San Francisco Couple’s Pit Bull

A San Francisco couple is seeking help from their neighbors and the public after their dog was apparently stolen from their apartment.

01/12/2015

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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

A man dubbed the 'Botox Bandit' by a Bay Area doctor. (Courtesy: Dr. Larry Fan)

‘Botox Bandit’ Walks Out Of San Francisco Doctor’s Office Without Paying For Plastic Surgery Treatments

San Francisco police are on the hunt for a man dubbed the “botox bandit” after he walked out without paying for plastic surgery treatments.

01/06/2015

A surveillance image shows a burglar at a San Francisco kennel taking items as a loose dog looks out the door. (San Francisco Police Dept.)

Burglar Caught Red-Handed Releasing Dogs, Wreaking Havoc In San Francisco Kennel

A burglar was caught red-handed by workers at a San Francisco kennel after riling up and releasing more than 30 dogs from their cages.

01/06/2015

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Writers Express Surveillance Concerns On A Global Scale In New Survey

Writers around the globe are so concerned with government surveillance according to a new survey that they say they’re now avoiding or have considered avoiding writing about controversial topics.

01/05/2015

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Suspected Package Thieves Arrested On Christmas Eve With Goods From 5 Bay Area Cities

Two suspected package thieves were arrested Christmas Eve in Livermore.

12/25/2014

Tai Lam

Brutal Beating Of Disabled, Sleeping Homeless Man In SF Was A ‘Thrill Kill’

The suspects who attacked the Tai Lam were not looking for money. In fact, Lam had $1000 with him when his body was found.

12/04/2014

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