Amazon Echo 'Drop In' Feature Prompts Fears of Easy Eavesdropping
As voice-based "personal assistants" are becoming ubiquitous in modern, connected American homes, so is the feeling they might be listening in on people when they least expect it or want it. Julie Watts reports. (1-5-18)

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Aging Bay Area Storm Drains May Become A Drain On Homeowners WalletsConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts explains there is a storm brewing over who is responsible for paying to fix and replace aging storm drain pipes buried under Bay Area neighborhoods.
ConsumerWatch: State Money for Earthquake RetrofitsCalifornia is giving money to people who want to retrofit their homes to make them safer in an earthquake. Julie Watts reports. (1-19-18)
Taking An Ancestry Test Could Make It Harder To Buy Life InsuranceDNA testing kits promise insights into your ancestry, but regulators and consumer advocates warn it may make buying life insurance harder. Julie Watts reports. (1/17/18)
PG&E Urged To Refund Ratepayers Following Tax Law OverhaulState regulators are calling on utility companies to pay it forward by passing on their tax cut savings to customers. But Andrea Nakano reports PG&E is pushing back. (1/16/18)
California Legislators Propose Greater Wildfire Insurance ProtectionCalifornia lawmakers are taking steps to protect Californians from the suffering that follows a wildfire. Emily Turner reports. (1/16/18)
CVS To Stop Photoshopping Models In Cosmetics Ads By 2019Retail giant CVS will no longer alter marketing materials for its makeup ads. Andrea Nakano tells us why.

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Restaurant Employees Want Owner Accused Of Sexual Harassment To Step DownEmployees at Oakland's popular Boot and Shoe Service want their boss, accused of sexual harassment, to leave the restaurant for good. Katie Nielsen talked to them as they protested outside.
Aging Bay Area Storm Drains May Become A Drain On Homeowners WalletsConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts explains there is a storm brewing over who is responsible for paying to fix and replace aging storm drain pipes buried under Bay Area neighborhoods.

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Bay Area Out of the Running for Amazon 'HQ2'Northern California has been shut out in the competition to win Amazon's second headquarters. A lot of locals say that's a good thing. Susie Steimle reports. (1-18-18)
San Francisco Short-Term Rental Supply Loses 6,000 Listings OvernightA new law in San Francisco is cracking down on landlords turning homes into hotels during a housing crisis. Susie Steimle reports. (1/17/18)
Data Helps Zero In On Worst Blocks In San Francisco For Car Break-InsA Bay Area parking app company recently compiled data on where not to park in San Francisco. Sharon Chin reports. (1/16/18)

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Saturday Night Weather Forecast With Brian HackneyMore rain on the way.
Restaurant Employees Want Owner Accused Of Sexual Harassment To Step DownEmployees at Oakland's popular Boot and Shoe Service want their boss, accused of sexual harassment, to leave the restaurant for good. Katie Nielsen talked to them as they protested outside.
Aging Bay Area Storm Drains May Become A Drain On Homeowners WalletsConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts explains there is a storm brewing over who is responsible for paying to fix and replace aging storm drain pipes buried under Bay Area neighborhoods.

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Saturday Night Weather Forecast With Brian HackneyMore rain on the way.
Restaurant Employees Want Owner Accused Of Sexual Harassment To Step DownEmployees at Oakland's popular Boot and Shoe Service want their boss, accused of sexual harassment, to leave the restaurant for good. Katie Nielsen talked to them as they protested outside.
Aging Bay Area Storm Drains May Become A Drain On Homeowners WalletsConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts explains there is a storm brewing over who is responsible for paying to fix and replace aging storm drain pipes buried under Bay Area neighborhoods.

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