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San Francisco Police Officer Involved In Racist, Homophobic Text Scandal Resigns

Michael Robinson, who spent more than 20 years on the force, retired on Wednesday.

03/19/2015

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1,000 Criminal Cases To Be Reviewed In Wake Of Racist, Homophobic Texts Sent Between San Francisco Cops

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi estimates as many as 1,000 criminal cases will be reviewed following the racist and homophobic text messages allegedly sent by four San Francisco police officers.

03/17/2015

A San Francisco Police patrol car (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Mayor Lee Calls For Officers To Be Fired Over Racist, Homophobic Texts

The 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.

03/17/2015

The San Francisco Police Department's Mission District Station. (CBS)

4 Officers Investigated For Exchanging Racist, Homophobic Texts With Convicted SFPD Mission District Supervisor

The texts were part a petition filed by federal prosecutors in the case of former SFPD Sgt. Ian Furminger.

03/14/2015

A T-Mobile store in Glendale, California, on August 1, 2014. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: T-Mobile Rolls Out Wi-Fi Calling

Smartphones will have a built-in feature that taps into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send text messages when customers can’t connect to the carrier’s cellular network.

09/11/2014

A T-Mobile store sign. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Federal Trade Commission Accuses T-Mobile Of Bogus Consumer Charges

The Federal Trade Commission is alleging that T-Mobile USA, Inc., made “hundreds of millions” of dollars off its customers through bogus charges.

07/01/2014

Google Nexus One (L) and Apple iPhone(R) (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Stopping Spam Text Messages From Your Cellphone

It’s the one kind of text message we all hate: spam. But there are ways to get rid of those dreaded ads.

05/09/2012

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Tech Report: The Smartphone’s Social Secret

A recent study tracking people’s cellphone habits revealed something researchers might not have expected. The Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 13% of adults have faked being on the phone to avoid someone they didn’t want to talk to.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/16/2011

San Jose's 911 Dispatch Staff Grows

Bay Area Congresswoman Pushes Funding For ‘Next Generation’ 911 System

The “Next Generation 911″ system would allow callers to text, send photos and video to 911 dispatch centers.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/03/2011

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Tech Watch: Should Texts Have To Play By FCC Rules?

Should the FCC treat text messages the same way as phone calls? CNET Editor at Large Brian Cooley says that’s the basis of a lawsuit against T-Mobile. Cooley says the problem is that the traditional […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/23/2010