Deputy Sheriff, 2 Corrections Officers Arrested For Allegedly Smuggling Cellphones, Drugs Into Redwood City JailA San Mateo County deputy sheriff and two corrections officers have been arrested and charged in an alleged conspiracy to smuggle cellphones and drugs in the county jail for use by gang members.
More Bay Area Police Departments Interested In Getting ‘Stingray’ Cellphone Surveillance DeviceIt's called a Stingray: A cellphone surveillance device so top secret, law enforcement agencies don't even like to admit they have it. But KPIX 5 has confirmed Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose police are using Stingrays to track suspects.
California Prison K-9 Sniffs Out Cellphones Smuggled To ConvictsCalfornia prisons are getting help from a four-legged deputy in stopping the constant smuggling of cellphones to convicts.
Jump On Tomorrow: Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Release, Cell Phone Kill Switch VoteGetting a jump on tomorrow: After spending eight years in a Chinese prison for “inciting subversion of state power,” Gao Zhisheng will finally be a free man.
Oakland Police Says Past Statement On Mayor Jean Quan Crash Inaccurate, Phone Use Not Ruled OutThe cause of a vehicle collision involving Oakland Mayor Jean Quan last month in West Oakland remains under investigation and cellphone use by either driver involved in the collision has not been ruled out, police said Tuesday.
Oakland Police Unable To Determine Fault In Mayor Jean Quan Crash, Cellphone Use Ruled OutOakland police said Friday that they could not determine who was at fault in a vehicle collision involving Mayor Jean Quan last month but they have ruled out the use of cellphones by either driver as a factor.
Google Shows Off Android Auto Interface, Wearable Gadgets At I/O Conference Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco.
2 Out Of 5 In Bay Area Ditch Landlines, 70% Want More Wireless Towers With a majority of Bay Area residents relying on smartphones, a new poll found widespread support for upgraded communications networks. The survey also found a majority in favor of improving the area’s aging energy infrastructure.
Judge In Apple Vs. Samsung Trial Annoyed By Lack Of Smartphone MannersSo far one of the biggest problems for a federal judge overseeing a patent battle between the world's largest smartphone makers isn't about stolen ideas. It's getting the roomful of smartphone devotees to turn off their devices.
California Appeals Court Rules Drivers Can Read Maps On CellphonesDrivers in California can legally read a map on their hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.
Bay Area Company's Chip Promises Big Leaps In Storage, Battery LifeA tech company based in the Bay Area is on the verge of introducing a chip that could solve the biggest problems of today's gadgets.
San Francisco DA Urges Use Of iPhone Anti-Theft System In iOS 7Top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York and the mayor of London are urging iPhone users to download Apple's new iOS 7 operating system that includes a feature they believe might curb a rash of thefts.
2 Out Of 3 San Francisco Robberies Involve CellphonesChief Greg Suhr said two out of every three robberies that occur in San Francisco involve a cellphone. For the first time he can remember, Suhr said his department is arresting more people for robbery than narcotics.
Larry Magid: T-Mobile Makes It Easier To Upgrade PhonesT-Mobile has created a new program that allows its customers to upgrade to a new smartphone every six months. According to Mashable, the program is called JUMP or "Just Upgrade My Phone."
Larry Magid: Obama's Order May End Spectrum Crunch For Cellphone UsersPresident Barack Obama signed a memorandum Friday that frees up wireless spectrum that the government is not using for private sector use.