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Major Security Flaw Lets Hackers Take Over Android Phones With A Single Text Message

A major security flaw on Android phones let’s hackers break in with a single text. You don’t even have to open the message to get hacked.

15 hours ago

Tensions ran high at a town hall meeting held by police chief Greg Suhr after a fatal officer involved shooting in SF's Bernal Heights neighborhood. (CBS)

Delayed Reporting Of Racist, Homophobic SFPD Text Messages Could Jeopardize Firings

The decision to not notify San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr for two years of racist and homophobic texts exchanged between several of his officers may end up preventing the chief from disciplining the officers involved.

04/17/2015

The San Francisco Police Department logo (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Text Message Probe Of SFPD Officers Widens; Public Defender Estimates 1,000 Cases To Be Reviewed

San Francisco’s Police Department is widening its probe into offensive text messages by its officers that included racist and homophobic slurs.

03/17/2015

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App Reformats Long Email Chains To Look More Like Your Text Message Thread

Scrolling though redundant information on an email thread can be one of the most infuriating time sucks for any busy employee, but those days may be coming to an end, thanks to a San Francisco startup.

09/11/2014

An Amber Alert message sent out to many Californians Tuesday (CBS)

Messages From New Amber Alert Program Startle Sleeping Californians

The notification messages that woke many Californians overnight due to a statewide abduction search were part of a new national Amber Alert system officially rolled out earlier this year to millions of cellphones

08/06/2013

Text messaging, texting

ConsumerWatch: Avoid Paying For Text Message Spam

Business seems to booming for text message spammers, despite the fact that the practice violates California law.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/07/2011

Charles Manson as he appeared in March 2009 (California Department Of Corrections)

Charles Manson Caught Using Cell Phone From Prison

One of California’s most infamous prisoners has been communicating from behind prison walls making calls and sending texts with a cell phone smuggled into his cell.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/03/2010