Santa Clara County Officials Pull The Plug On Stingray Cellphone Tracking TechnologySanta Clara County officials couldn’t reach a contract agreement with the manufacturer of the device that mimics a cell tower, allowing authorities to track a phone.
Protecting Lost Pets Sometimes Means Tracking Them With Your Phone AppMost pet owners would agree that one of the worst possible nightmares is losing your animal. According to the SF SPCA, about 10 million pets are lost in the United States every year.
Holiday Package Deliveries Improve Thanks To Better Weather, Better SystemsThere aren't many people who are still waiting for the gifts that were supposed to arrive by Christmas in the Bay Area, or anywhere else, for that matter.
SANTA ALERT: NORAD Radar, Satellite Intercepts Preparing To Track Santa's Route Over North AmericaNORAD is tracking every second of Santa's journey, from when he enters American airspace just after midnight, through his final delivery at the western edge of the international dateline.
Twitter Tracks Other Apps You’ve Installed To Target Content, Ads; Opt Out PossibleUsers will receive a notification when the setting is turned on, and can opt out.
Larry Magid: San Francisco’s Electronic Frontier Foundation Launches Plug-In To See If You’re Being Tracked Online San Francisco's Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched a new plug-in that tells people whether they're being tracked while online. You can install the program on either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, which are two of the more popular browsers.
GPS Reveals Big Cat Spent 9 Hours Watching Downtown Mountain View PedestriansA massive mountain lion cornered at an apartment complex in Mountain View on May 6th reveals a long, winding journey around the residential South Bay, according to just-released tracking device data.
Apple's New CarPlay Monitors Personal Data To Predict MovementApple's new hands-free car integration system - known as Carplay - will not only allow you to access music, messages and your phone wirelessly, it will also track your movements and communications in order to predict where you are going next.
App Maps Social Media Postings, Creates 'Blueprint' Of Person's MovementThe next time your mobile phone prompts you to turn on its ‘location services’ function; you may want to think twice about whether or not you click that ‘on’ button.
Larry Magid: Apps Track Trick-Or-TreatersThere are apps for everything these days and for Halloween, there is one that’s perfect for parents worried about the whereabouts of their kids.
Sacramento Area School Buses To Use GPS Devices To Track KidsSchool buses in two Sacramento area districts are going high-tech.
ConsumerWatch: Tips For Avoiding Being Tracked OnlineWednesday in San Francisco, the new chairwoman of the FTC called on the advertising industry to give consumers “effective and meaningful privacy protection,” by coming up with a standard way for consumers to make it known they do not want their on-line activity tracked.