MTC Adds Emergency Text Alerts to 511 Service for Bay Area Travelers511 Emergency Alerts will send texts about transportation emergencies, including freeway closures and severe transit disruptions, to users who opt in to the free service.
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.
Appellate Court: Nine SFPD Officers Can Be Disciplined In Racist Texting ScandalAfter being on paid leave since December 2015, nine San Francisco police officers may now lose their jobs in a racist texting scandal that rocked the department.
Texting While Driving On The Increase In Bay Area, CaliforniaA new study says people are not getting the message about texting and driving. Some of the worst culprits are right here in California.
SJSU Student Says She Texted For Help During Alleged Sexual AssaultOne of two women who reported being sexually assaulted by a San Jose State University student last month said she was texting for help during the attack.
First Chess, Now Texting -- Technology Tops Man AgainFor many, using speech recognition on a smartphone has been at times a frustrating experience. Now, researchers at Stanford say the technology has advanced to a point where it is faster and more accurate than typing.
AMC Theaters Backtracks On Allowing Moviegoers To Text At ScreeningsThe CEO of AMC Theatres said the company would not allow moviegoers to text during screenings, reversing course after his proposal caused a backlash online.
'Textalyzer' Device Could Tell Cops If Driver Used Cell Phone During CrashPolice in the U.S. could soon have a new tool to combat distracted drivers, and it’s called the Textalyzer.
New Claims Of Racist Texts Among SFPD Officers Mocking Previous ScandalThe San Francisco Police Department is in the spotlight again for texts between officers that appear to mock the public outcry from a previous scandal where officers were accused of sending racist texts.
City Challenges Decision Allowing SFPD Texting Scandal Officers To Keep JobsSan Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said Tuesday he will appeal a court ruling that found the city’s Police Department could not fire officers who traded racist, homophobic texts because the department waited too long to act.
Study: Teens Who Constantly Text Stress Out Like Compulsive GamblersA study of more than 400 eighth and eleventh grade teenagers who text found they share some of the very same traits as compulsive gamblers.
Nearly 1 In 10 California Drivers Likely Using A Cell Phone While Driving, New Study FindsDrivers in California can’t seem to put their cellphones on hold.
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.