Marin Sheriff Warns Residents Of Threatening Texts From ScammersTwo Marin County residents have received a text message threatening their lives if they don’t pay $5,000, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.
California Assembly OKs Bill Requiring Warrants For Electronic SearchesA bill that would require law enforcement agencies in California to obtain search warrants before they could access private emails, text messages and other electronic communications narrowly won bipartisan approval from the state Assembly on Tuesday.
San Francisco Police Officer Involved In Racist, Homophobic Text Scandal ResignsMichael Robinson, who spent more than 20 years on the force, retired on Wednesday.
SF Mayor Lee Calls For Officers To Be Fired Over Racist, Homophobic TextsThe mayor of San Francisco said Tuesday that four police officers under investigation in the sending of racist and homophobic texts will be fired if the probe determines they sent the messages.
Man Killed By San Francisco Police Outside Mission Station Previously Asked Connecticut Officer About Pointing Fake Guns At Cops32-year-old Matthew Hoffman sent messages to an officer in Connecticut, asking what would happen if a person were to point a fake gun at a cop from 6 feet away.
Cellphone Overload At Boston Marathon Bombings Highlight Reliability ConcernsThe bombings at the Boston Marathon highlight growing concerns in the Bay Area over cellphone service in major emergencies, such as a natural disaster.
San Jose To Appeal Ruling On City Worker EmailsSan Jose plans to fight a judge’s ruling that could open the emails of thousands of government employees to the public.
Judge Rules San Jose Officials' Private Texts About City Affairs Be Made PublicA judge has ruled that San Jose officials’ private text messages, emails and other electronic communications about city affairs must be made public, in a decision with statewide implications.
Stopping Spam Text Messages From Your CellphoneIt’s the one kind of text message we all hate: spam. But there are ways to get rid of those dreaded ads.
Warriors' Ellis Sued For Alleged Sexual HarassmentThe former director of community relations for the Golden State Warriors filed suit Wednesday alleging that the basketball team’s star player, Monta Ellis, sexually harassed her, including by sending her a graphic photo of his genitalia.
Good Question: Can Blind People Use Text Messaging?It’s a staple of communication today, but is it available to everyone? Erick in Pleasanton asked this Good Question: Can blind people use text messaging?
State High Court Upholds Warrantless Searches Of Text MessagesThe California Supreme Court ruled in San Francisco Monday that police are entitled to search text messages on the cell phones of arrestees without obtaining a warrant.