China-Focused Google Project Receives Employee BacklashGoogle has reportedly been working on a secret project codenamed Dragonfly, which is a censored version of its own search engine to be used in mainland China. On Thursday, news broke about a protest letter signed by 1,400 employees saying they wanted to “raise urgent moral and ethical issues” about Dragonfly. Kiet Do reports. (8-16-18)
New ‘Good2Go’ App Locates Restrooms in Busy CitiesAn app called Good2Go offers help finding an open public restroom in busy cities like San Francisco, where restrooms are usually accompanied by a “For Customers Only” sign. Susie Steimle reports. (7-27-18)
ConsumerWatch: New Phishing Scam Involves 'Sextortion'The newest phishing scam circulating online is sure to get your attention -- it has to do with porn and your password. Julie Watts reports. (7-26-18)
Bay Area Webmaster's Spoof Site Attracts Contract-Killer ClientsAn IT man named Bob Innes set up a website called "Rent a Hit Man dot com" but this he never imagined his catchy marketing idea would attract people actually trying to hire contract killers. Katie Nielsen reports. (7-20-18)
California Senators Reach Agreement on Net Neutrality BillMiguel Santiago, a state lawmaker who was attacked online for gutting a California net neutrality bill, is now supporting a new push with even stronger protections. Julie Watts reports. (7-5-18)
ConsumerWatch: Ancestry.com, Google and DNA PrivacyWhen Ancestry.com customers opt-in to share their DNA information for research, they may not realize they're sharing it with a subsidiary of Alphabet -- which also owns Google. Julie Watts reports. (6-1-18)
Surveillance Showdown Brewing Over Amazon's Facial Recognition TechnologyAmazon has handed new technology that can identify faces in the crowd to law enforcement. Andrea Nakano tell us, privacy watchdogs are gearing up for a surveillance showdown.
Golden State Killer Search Puts Focus on Genealogy WebsitesThe arrest of Joseph DeAngelo is raising questions about the power of DNA-matching web services. Maria Medina reports. (4-27-18)
Meet Alicia Jay, Creator Of 'Tall Swag'Black Renaissance's Roqui Theus gets style advice for women with the 'gift of height' from Alicia Jay, creator of the blog 'Tall Swag.'
Facebook Funds Campaign To Block Data Privacy Ballot MeasureFacebook contributed $200,000 to fight the California Consumer Privacy Act and has given millions more to legislators. Julie Watts reports. (3/28/18)
Facebook's Failure To Protect Users Leads To Stock DropLegislators speak out and Facebook stock drops amid Cambridge Analytica debacle and user data concerns. Kiet Do reports. (3/19/18)
Teens Ditching Facebook For SnapchatNew numbers show Facebook is losing younger users and it's projected to get worse. As Kiet Do reports, Facebook's loss is Snapchat's gain.
Mayor Says Google Won't Get Subsidies, Tax Breaks For San Jose CampusMayor Sam Liccardo says Google agreed to buy the land for its proposed San Jose campus for more than double what the city originally paid. Devin Fehely reports. (2-1-18)
Sweatcoin App Gives You Cryptocurrency For Working OutAn app gives users cryptocurrency based on how many steps they take. Susie Steimle reports. (1/31/18)
YouTube Stars Putting Some Parents On EdgeYouTube stardom that leads to earning millions in advertising raises red flags for parents. Joe Vazquez reports. (1/24/18)
FCC Votes Along Party Lines to End 'Net Neutrality'The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds. Allen Martin reports. (12-14-17)
FCC Repeals Obama-Era Net Neutrality RulesThe Federal Communications Commission on Thursday overturned “net neutrality.” (12/14/17)
UPS Workers Delivering Overtime To Meet Online Purchasing DemandsUPS workers may have to work up to 70 hours in an eight-day period in order to deliver products purchased via the Internet over the holidays. Susie Steimle reports. (12/4/17)
From First Dates To Soul Mates, Dating Expert Fauna Solomon Gives Helpful TipsDating expert Fauna Solomon, creator of 'The Dating Truth' talks to BR's Christin Ayers about relationships and dating in the age of apps and social networking.
Man Gunned Down In Broad Daylight Over Used Cellphone SaleA man using the popular 'Let Go' app to sell his cellphone was gunned down in broad daylight in San Leandro Saturday. Katie Nielsen talked to stunned residents.
Data Often Left Unsecured as Companies Rely on Cloud-Based SystemsChris Vickery spends his days poking around databases looking for sensitive data left out in the open, unprotected on the internet. Turns out, there's a lot to be found. Kiet Do reports. (11-16-17)
Survey: Employees Admit Wasting Time At Work On Their SmartphonesEmployees admitted spending one hour and 36 minutes a day doing personal tasks at work. Almost an hour of that is on a smartphone, according to a survey from OfficeTeam.
Cal Students Develop Algorithm To Detect Twitter Bots, Fake News AccountsTwo Bay Area college students may have found a way to expose fake accounts on Twitter known as bots. Andria Borba met up with them.
Congress Confronts Tech Companies About Russian Ads With Fake InfoSenators pressed top social media companies to stop fake ads on their platforms. Susie Steimle reports (11/1/17)