Bay Area Security Firm Hires 'White Hat Hackers' To Find Vulnerabilities In Digital SystemsCyber-crime is big business in the digital age, so a Bay Area security firm has hired a sophisticated group of hackers to break into computer systems.
HBO Announces Plans To Rival Netflix With Stand-Alone Streaming ServiceAt an investor meeting at parent Time Warner Inc. on Wednesday CEO Richard Plepler said the move will target the 80 million homes in the U.S. that do not have HBO but may want access to its content.
Twitter Takes On Apple, Facebook By Allowing Users In France To Transfer Money With TweetsTwitter is partnering with France's second-largest bank this week to allow its customers to transfer money with tweets.
Adam Sandler To Make Four Movies For NetflixThe comedian has struck a deal to star in and produce feature films exclusively for the online streaming service...
Netflix Gets 'Love' Comedy From Judd ApatowThe filmmaker co-created a new series that will take a frank, comic look at modern relationships...
Motion-Sensing Wildlife Camera Network Program Planned For Marin CountyPark and government officials are gathering funding to establish a network of 100 cameras in Marin County open space that will monitor the movement of the North Bay's wildlife.
Macworld Lays Off Staff; Closes Print PublicationThe go-to magazine for Apple fans is closing down print operations & staying online...
Whole Foods Teams With SF-Based Instacart For Fast Online Grocery Delivery Whole Foods Market Inc. has partnered with San Francisco-based Instacart to offer grocery delivery within an hour for online purchasers in more than a dozen cities.
Bill To Protect K-12 Students' Online Records Passes State LegislatureCalifornia's state legislature passed a bill whose goal is to protect K-12 students from marketers and identity thieves, which is now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.
Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Internet PasswordsRussian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.
‘Yelp For Weed’ Website Gets Higher Profile After First Pot Ad In New York TimesLeafly is sometimes referred to as the Yelp for weed and - like the restaurant and service review site - the portal gives users filters to help find product that best suits their needs.
San Francisco-Based StubHub Latest Company To Be Victim Of Cyber ThievesThe company detected the unauthorized transactions last year, contacted authorities and gave the affected customers refunds and help changing their passwords.
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.
Monet, Picasso Coming To eBay In Partnership With Sotheby's Auction HouseEBay will soon feature auctions from the likes of Monet, Picasso and other masters through a new partnership with auction house Sotheby’s.
Police Go Undercover To Arrest Santa Rosa Man For Online Lewd Acts With Minor Police learned in April that 42-year-old John Garate of Santa Rosa was communicating through social media with underage girls.