Supreme Court Unanimously Sides With Facebook In Text Message DisputeThe Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Facebook in a lawsuit over unwanted text notifications it sent, rejecting a claim that the messages violated the federal ban on robocalls.
People Receive Text Messages Originally Sent On Valentine's DayText messages received overnight on Wednesday caused confusion, misunderstandings and even alarm for some recipients.
California Withdraws 'Text Tax' After FCC RulingRegulators at the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco have canceled a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones.
CPUC Proposes Plan To Tax Text MessagesThe San Francisco-based California Public Utilities Commission want to tax text messages to increase funds for programs that bring connectivity to underserved residents.
San Mateo Sheriff Warns Of Scam Involving Text Alert SystemSan Mateo County sheriff’s officials are warning residences of a scam involving text messages claiming to be associated with the county’s SMC Alert emergency notification system.
San Francisco Police Officer Fired For Sending Anti-Muslim Text MessagesA San Francisco police officer has been fired for exchanging anti-Muslim text messages.
Marin Sheriff Warns Residents Of Threatening Texts From ScammersTwo Marin County residents have received a text message threatening their lives if they don’t pay $5,000, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.
California Assembly OKs Bill Requiring Warrants For Electronic SearchesA bill that would require law enforcement agencies in California to obtain search warrants before they could access private emails, text messages and other electronic communications narrowly won bipartisan approval from the state Assembly on Tuesday.
San Francisco Police Officer Involved In Racist, Homophobic Text Scandal ResignsMichael Robinson, who spent more than 20 years on the force, retired on Wednesday.
SF Mayor Lee Calls For Officers To Be Fired Over Racist, Homophobic TextsThe mayor of San Francisco said Tuesday that four police officers under investigation in the sending of racist and homophobic texts will be fired if the probe determines they sent the messages.
Man Killed By San Francisco Police Outside Mission Station Previously Asked Connecticut Officer About Pointing Fake Guns At Cops32-year-old Matthew Hoffman sent messages to an officer in Connecticut, asking what would happen if a person were to point a fake gun at a cop from 6 feet away.
Cellphone Overload At Boston Marathon Bombings Highlight Reliability ConcernsThe bombings at the Boston Marathon highlight growing concerns in the Bay Area over cellphone service in major emergencies, such as a natural disaster.
San Jose To Appeal Ruling On City Worker EmailsSan Jose plans to fight a judge’s ruling that could open the emails of thousands of government employees to the public.
Judge Rules San Jose Officials' Private Texts About City Affairs Be Made PublicA judge has ruled that San Jose officials’ private text messages, emails and other electronic communications about city affairs must be made public, in a decision with statewide implications.
Stopping Spam Text Messages From Your CellphoneIt’s the one kind of text message we all hate: spam. But there are ways to get rid of those dreaded ads.