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ConsumerWatch: A Simple Step To Secure Your Privacy

Google’s admission that its Street View mapping project violated people’s privacy should serve as a wake-up call to consumers about how easily their personal information can be tapped, according to a leading computer security expert.

03/13/2013

Picture taken on March 3, 2010 shows the camera of a street-view car, used to photograph whole streets, on the Google street-view stand at the world's biggest high-tech fair, the CeBIT in the northern German city of Hanover. (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Wi-Fi Settlement Includes Provisions On Privacy Issues

Aside from paying $7 million as part of its agreement with 38 states’ attorneys general, Google’s landmark settlement in an alleged privacy violation case will include employee training and other provisions regarding privacy.

03/13/2013

Google Street View car (CBS)

Google To Pay $7M To Settle Wi-Fi Information Collection Case

Google will pay a $7 million penalty to settle a multistate investigation into the Internet search leader’s collection of emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent over wireless networks in neighborhoods throughout the country several years ago.

03/08/2013

(credit: megabus.com)

Megabus Re-Launches In California With Cheap SF-LA Fares

A low-fare express bus service is returning to connect passengers from the Bay to Los Angeles after a first attempt a few years back flopped.

11/28/2012

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

San Jose To Introduce Free Downtown Wi-Fi Network

San Jose officials claim they’ll introduce America’s fastest, free outdoor Wi-Fi network this summer through a new partnership with Ruckus Wireless and SmartWAVE Technologies.

03/12/2012

A man uses two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

San Jose Hopes To Soon Feature Fastest Free WiFi In US

San Jose is beefing up its free downtown Wi-Fi network in the hopes that speeds will soon be the fastest in the U.S. San Jose was among the first large cities to implement free wireless internet access to anyone downtown in 2004. Now that network is being rebooted.

01/17/2012

VTA hybrid bus

Santa Clara VTA To Debut Amenity-Filled Hybrid Buses

Starting Monday, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will begin offering riders a different experience on new diesel-electric hybrid buses.

01/06/2012

Amtrak Train at Crossing

Amtrak Capitol Corridor Trains Debut Free Wi-Fi Service

Capitol Corridor trains have launched free wireless Internet access just in time for Cyber Monday shopping.

11/28/2011

The Verizon version of the Apple iPhone. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: New Technology Promise Planet-Wide Cell Service

Want to get email on your iPhone or BlackBerry in the middle of the ocean, or in the Arctic? Now you can – but it’ll cost you.

09/07/2011

Bay Area Rapid Transit Police keep back demonstrators that are trying to keep a train from leaving the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. The hacker group 'Anonymous' staged a demonstration at a BART station this evening after BART officials turned off cellphone service in its stations last week during a disruptive protest following a fatal shooting of a man by BART police. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CBS 5 Poll: Public Supports BART On Cellphone Shutdown Decision

A CBS 5 poll released Monday night found that a majority of the public in the Bay Area backed the transit agency’s decision to cut off cellphone service.

KPIX 5–08/15/2011

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