Newsom Announces New COVID-19 Modeling Website, Open-Source Tools For 'Citizen Scientists'Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a new COVID-19 modeling website as well as new open source tools designed to help California residents understand the data informing local health departments and empower what he called "citizen scientists."
Mystery: Who Bought Websites Implying US Senators 'For Sale'Dozens of web addresses implying U.S. senators were "for sale" have been quietly and mysteriously purchased online, amid heightened concerns on Capitol Hill that foreign agents — especially Russians — might be trying to meddle in upcoming midterm elections.
Man Charged In Hacking Of Bay Area Newspaper Websites A San Francisco man was arraigned this week on federal charges in connection with the 2015 hacking of a Peninsula newspaper company’s web sites.
Yahoo Considering Shareholder Demand To Sell Core Internet BusinessYahoo's (YHOO) board is considering an activist shareholder's demand to sell the Internet services the company is best known for.
Girl Scouts Go Digital; Mobile App, Websites To Sell Cookies For Home DeliveryFor the first time since sales began nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites.
Larry Magid: Pinterest To Introduce Advertising PinsPinterest announced Thursday it will introduce advertising in the form of “promoted pins.”
Federal Officials Target Websites Selling Counterfeit GoodsIn an undercover operation, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations, along with law enforcement agencies from across the globe seized 132 domain names on Monday.
Microsoft, NBC Dissolve MSNBC.com Joint VentureMicrosoft is pulling out of the joint venture that owned MSNBC.com so it can build its own online news service.
Virginia Storm Knocks Out Servers For 3 Bay Area Internet Sites Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest are using Twitter and Facebook to update subscribers after a Virginia storm caused server outages for hours. All three websites are headquartered in the Bay Area.
ConsumerWatch: Sharing Websites Helping Bay Area Consumers SaveIn effort to save money and resources, some Bay Area residents are turning to sharing and borrowing instead of buying, using sharing websites to help them along the way.
Tech Report: Online Protest Over Piracy Bills Has An EffectKCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid looks at the impact of online protests of SOPA and PIPA.
Stockton Teacher Being Investigated For Role In Porn SitesA special education teacher is on paid administrative leave from the Lincoln Unified School District in Stockton as an investigation continues into whether she used a school district-issued Apple laptop to run several porn websites.
Stanford Study Finds Personal Info Leaked To Online AdvertisersA new Stanford study has found that dozens of the most popular websites on the Internet are sharing user’s personal information with advertisers.
Tech Report: House Works On New Protect IP ActKCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains the growing concerns over a Senate-led Protect IP Act.
Out-Of-State Online Retailers Flee California's New Tax LawMore and more online shopping sites are dropping California merchants as a result of the state's new requirement that out of state retailers collect sales tax from California shoppers.