A class action suit has been filed against Bank of America for its role in the widespread fraud involving California EDD debit cards provided by the bank to people receiving unemployment benefits. Kiet Do reports. (1/15/21)
EDD Fraud: Class Action Suit Filed Against Bank of America Over Hacked Unemployment Debit CardsA class action suit has been filed against Bank of America for its role in the widespread fraud involving California EDD debit cards provided by the bank to people receiving unemployment benefits. Kiet Do reports. (1/15/21)
Social Media Crackdown After Capitol Siege Stokes Free Speech DebateNumerous tech companies and social media giants have cracked down following last week's siege at the U.S. Capitol. Jeff Nguyen reports on law experts who said the companies are well within their rights to do so. CNET editor Ian Sherr also weighs in on the impact on the companies. (1/11/21)
SF Mime Troupe Actor, Director Velina Brown Talks About 'A Red Carol'San Francisco Mime Troupe actor, director Velina Brown talks to BR's Jan Mabry about theatre in the era of COVID-19, and the company's latest radio play, 'A Red Carol' now playing through January 17. For more info, visit sfmt.org.
ID.me CEO Defends App Despite Growing EDD Backlog Due To Identity FraudThe number of backlogged unemployment claims is growing despite EDD's identity verification tool. Julie Watts went directly to the CEO of ID.me for some answers.
Amateur Sleuths Solve Cryptic Message by Infamous Zodiac Serial KillerA team of amateur codebreakers has deciphered a coded letter from the infamous Zodiac serial killer who terrorized Bay Area communities in the late 60s and early 70s. Andrea Nakano reports. (12-11-20)
Self-Driving Farm Tractor Rolls Into Service at California VineyardAn Alameda County winery has become the first customer to try out the world's first autonomous electric tractor. Don Ford reports. (12-10-20)
Jefferson Awards: South Bay Teen Helps Encourage Young Students Through Distance LearningWith the shift to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, South Bay teenager Andrew Lu is reaching children across the country and across the world through his virtual classes. Sharon Chin reports on this week's Jefferson Award winner. (11/18/20)
California Astronaut Aboard Historic Space X Flight Making History Of His OwnVictor Glover is one of the astronauts aboard the historic SpaceX rocket mission that will soon dock with the International Space Station. Glover is from Southern California and as Jeff Newman reports, he is making history of his own.
2 New Electric Vehicle Makers Target Silicon Valley Car MarketAn electric vehicle competition is about to hit Bay Area roads. In one corner: a first-of-its kind luxury sedan. In the other: a more affordable option outfitted with cutting-edge technology. Betty Yu reports. (11-13-20)
Apple Unveils New Generation Of M1 Processor ComputersApple unveiled its latest line of personal computers with the new M1 based processor.
Party Squasher App Detects Parties At Airbnb RentalsHuge parties at Airbnb rentals are a major problem for unsuspecting homeowners. John Ramos shows us a new app, Party Squasher, that tells you when your Airbnb guest invites a crowd.
Computer Hackers Target Bay Area Medical FacilityCybercriminals are taking new aim at health care providers and public health agencies as the coronavirus pandemic reaches new heights and a hospital in Fremont was one of their targets. Andria Borba reports. (10-29-20)
NASA Ames Researchers Excited About Discovery Of Water Molecules On The MoonNASA wraps up a busy October with another significant announcement regarding the discovery of molecular water on the sunlit surface of the moon. Kiet Do reports. (10/26/20)
Feds vs. Google: Bay Area Tech Giant's Search Policies Target Of Justice Department Antitrust CaseThe Justice Department sued San Francisco Bay Area tech giant Google Tuesday, claiming the company has been abusing its dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers. Kiet Do reports. (10/20/20)
Google Search Policies Target Of Justice Department Antitrust CaseThe Justice Department sued San Francisco Bay Area Tech giant Google Tuesday, claiming the company has been abusing its dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers. (10/20/20)
Palo Alto 8th Grader Wins Award In Apple Coding ContestDon Ford reports on Adrit Rao, a Peninsula teenager who has started his own app company and recently won an Apple coding award (10-14-2020)
CRISPR-Cas9 Tech Pioneer UC Berkeley Biochemist Jennifer Doudna Awarded Nobel Prize In ChemistryJennifer Doudna has become the latest UC Berkeley researcher to become a Nobel laureate. Doudna is part of the first all-female team to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her role in advancing gene editing technology. John Ramos reports. (10/7/20)
Airbnb Bans One-Night Rentals For This Year's Halloween WeekendAfter last year's deadly party in Orinda, Airbnb is introducing a ban on one-night bookings Halloween weekend. Betty Yu says the company says it is matter of public safety and public health.
KPIX Vote Smart: Uber, Lyft Customers Targeted By In-App Ads For Proposition 22Uber and Lyft want Californians to vote 'yes' on Proposition 22. Andria Borba shows us the companies' new in-app ads are raising questions.
NBA Using New Technology To Create Virtual Fan ExperienceThe NBA is harnessing technology like never before to create a virtual fan experience. Sharon Chin met with a fan in Marin and discovered the 'Orlando Bubble' is a whole new ball game.
Heart Transplant Breakthrough: New Machine Could Mean New Hope For Patients(Warning: Contains footage of living human hearts) For those whose lives depend on getting a heart transplant, the wait can be agonizing. But amazing new technology could mean new hope. John Ramos reports. (9/23/20)
Tesla Unveils Electric Vehicle Battery Breakthroughs; Investors Fear Long Wait To AdoptTesla is working on new battery technology that CEO Elon Musk says will enable the company within the next three years to make sleeker, more affordable cars that can travel dramatically longer distances on a single charge. (9/22/20)
Shutterfly, Google Photos Sees Surge In Usage During COVID-19 PandemicPhoto storage services Shutterfly and Google Photos are seeing a surge in usage during the COVID-19 pandemic, as photographers look to document once-in-a-lifetime scenes. (9/21/20)
Monterey Bay Scientists Use Advanced Imaging to Track Creature Vital to EnvironmentNew technology is giving scientists exploring Monterey Bay a rare look at the tiny sea creature that plays a vital role in keeping carbon out of earth's atmosphere. Len Kiese reports. (9-10-20)