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ConsumerWatch: Tips For Avoiding Being Tracked Online

Wednesday 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.

04/18/2013

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Piedmont Hoping To Curb Burglaries With Crime Cameras At City Limits

The town of Piedmont is hoping to curb crime by putting cameras at all points of entry into the small city.

03/06/2013

A Google driverless car operating on a testing path. (Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons)

California Driverless Car Law Raises Privacy Concerns

California’s new driverless car legislation is raising a red flag from some consumer groups who are concerned the robo-cars could track a person’s movement and pass them on to advertisers.

09/27/2012

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HealthWatch: Hacking Into Body Metrics May Be Key To Better Health

A community of people is measuring and collecting every detail of their lives using new technology, and sharing their findings in the hopes of improving their health and the quality of their life.

05/02/2012

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San Francisco Muni Considering App To Track Problems On System

The Smart Muni app was developed specifically for the Apple iPad – it would allow Muni managers to track buses through GPS technology, making it easier to identify delays. Sounds promising, but the transit agency is still considering its high tech options.

04/23/2012

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New Oakland Police Crime Tracker Expected To Speed Response Times

Oakland’s police chief is hoping a high tech approach to tracking crime trends can make a big difference for a department that many says is extremely short staffed. This comes as the Oakland Police Department received so many calls for help on Friday that officers couldn’t respond to all of them.

04/10/2012

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GPS Technology Could Ease Future Weather Delays At SFO

Bad weather delays could be a thing of the past with new air traffic control software which is more accurate in tracking planes.

03/14/2012

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East Bay Company’s Massive Car Tracking Database Sparks Debate

If you own a car, chances are police know where you’ve been lately – thanks to a Bay Area company that is keeping them in the loop.

01/12/2012

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Deer To Be Tagged Along Peninsula I-280 For Caltrans Collision Study

Starting next month, game wardens with tranquilizer guns might be visible along Interstate Highway 280 in San Mateo County.

11/22/2011

Monterey Bay Aquarium officials release a great white shark into the ocean (BCN)

Monterey Bay Aquarium Releases Great White Shark

Monterey Bay Aquarium officials successfully released a young great white shark back into the ocean on Tuesday afternoon.

10/26/2011

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