Software Secretly Sends Text Data From Some U.S. Smartphones To ChinaIt’s not a feature they’re advertising: tens of thousands of cheap smartphones are reportedly sending all user text messages to China every three days.
Study Shows Sexting Among Adults Is CommonHow popular is 'adult' sexting? The numbers may surprise you...
Major Security Flaw Lets Hackers Take Over Android Phones With A Single Text MessageA major security flaw on Android phones let's hackers break in with a single text. You don’t even have to open the message to get hacked.
San Francisco Police Officers Suspended Over Racist, Homophobic Texts; Firings Recommended8 of the 14 San Francisco police officers investigated for sending racist and homophobic text messages have been suspended with a recommendation for termination.
1,000 Criminal Cases To Be Reviewed In Wake Of Racist, Homophobic Texts Sent Between San Francisco CopsSan Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi estimates as many as 1,000 criminal cases will be reviewed following the racist and homophobic text messages allegedly sent by four San Francisco police officers.
24 Hours Without Facebook, Texting, Email: Some Go Offline For National Day Of UnpluggingCould you go 24 hours without your smartphone, tablet or computer? A non-profit organization is encouraging people across the country to try.
Signal App Boosts Text Message Encryption Between SmartphonesOpen Whisper Systems, an app developer, has updated Signal, with the latest version making sure that your text messages are encrypted and kept clear from prying eyes.
Santa Rosa Distracted Driver Sentenced To Year In Jail For Crash That Killed 2; Could Be Released In DecemberA Rohnert Park man was sentenced Friday morning in Sonoma County Superior Court to a year in the county jail and three years probation for in a rear-end, distracted driving crash that killed two women in Santa Rosa in March.
New Radar Gun May Soon Nail Texting DriversThe tool detects the radio frequencies that emit from a vehicle when someone inside is using a cellphone, according to the Virginain-Pilot newspaper. It’s not clear how the operator will be able to distinguish between a driver and a passenger in that same car texting.
Brentwood Police Hold School Meeting On Sexting, Bullying After Middle School Girl Forced Into Sex ActsOnline bullying, kids’ access to websites and “sexting” are all topics to be covered by Brentwood police Thursday night at a meeting to remind parents that their kids’ online activity has real-world consequences.
California Authorities Cracking Down On Distracted Drivers This MonthThe California Highway Patrol and law enforcement agencies throughout the state on Monday are kicking off a month-long crackdown on drivers who text or talk on the phone while behind the wheel.
San Francisco Could Warn Drivers By Text Before TowingThe chances of having your car towed in San Francisco could be reduced under legislation proposed at the Board of Supervisors.
AT&T To Text Location Ads To San Francisco SubscribersIn a first for a wireless carrier, AT&T Inc. said Monday that it will use its phones' location-sensing ability to target text ads with coupons and other offers to participating subscribers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco.
Court: California Cops Can Search Phones Without WarrantThe California Supreme Court ruled Monday that police do not need a warrant to search a cell phone carried by someone under arrest.
Santa Clara Unveils New Emergency Text Alerts