S.F. Couple Recounts Harrowing, Mistaken Arrest by Police Investigating iPhone HeistHe looked nothing like the suspects' descriptions but that didn't stop S.F. police from forcibly arresting a man and searching his home for stolen iPhones while his wife sat on a sofa wrapped in a bath towel.
Bay Area Shut Out In Quest For New Amazon HeadquartersAmazon announced Thursday the cities that have made its first cut for the location of its new second headquarters. Noticeably absent was the Bay Area.
California Lawmaker Sounds Alarm On Computer Chip Security FlawsA California congressman warns of widespread computer chip flaws that may expose individuals, businesses and government to data theft.
Tech Worker Buses Targeted On Bay Area FreewaySix buses charted by two major Bay Area tech companies to get employees to and from work were recently targeted by someone launching projectiles at the vehicles as they traveled on Interstate 280, authorities said.
6,000 Short-Term Rentals Disappear From San Francisco Almost OvernightA new law in San Francisco is cracking down on landlords turning homes into hotels during a housing crisis. Thousands of illegal listings on sites like Airbnb and FlipKey are already gone.
Senators Grill Social Media Companies Over Terrorist PostsLawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and recruit new followers.
Apple Plans New Campus, 20,000 New Hires After Tax Law OverhaulApple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy.
GPS System Vulnerable to Hacking Attack That Could Cripple Bay Area EconomyA Northern California congressman is pushing a plan to create a land-based backup for the GPS satellite system which, he says, is a prime target for attack by cyber warriors.
Stanford University Hosts Peter Thiel For Open Exchange Speaker SeriesStanford University announced it will host speakers with controversial and opposing views in order to expose the campus to diverse perspectives and to foster open exchange on campus.
Tide Pod Challenge: The Viral Challenge Encouraging Teens To Eat Laundry DetergentA strange new internet craze coined the “Tide Pod Challenge” has gone viral with teens across the nation.
Facebook Promises Big Changes to Make Feeds More 'Meaningful'Facebook's latest move represents a major shift, one intended to highlight the posts users are most likely to engage with rather than passively consume.
Uber Used Tech Tool To Shield Data From Police Outside USThe ride-sharing company Uber confirmed Thursday that it had technology to shield company data when law enforcement raided its offices outside the U.S.