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FCC Votes Along Party Lines to End 'Net Neutrality'The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps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)
Stanford Communications Network Pulls Double-Duty As Quake Detection SystemA web of fiber optic cables under the Stanford campus is doing much more than just transferring data. As KPIX 5's Len Ramirez reports, it is now acting as an earthquake early-warning system. (10-20-17)
Google Wrangles with City of Mountain View Over Housing, Office SpaceGoogle to Mountain View: if you want to build housing near our campus, we want something in return. Len Ramirez reports. (9-28-17)
Better Business Bureau Warning Of Online Puppy ScammersThe Better Business Bureau is warning people about a new scam targeting animal lovers looking to buy a pet on the Internet. Anne Makovec tells us the pets often don't exist.
Google Hit By Discrimination LawsuitA new lawsuit accuses Google of discriminating against female employees with lower pay and fewer opportunities to move up the ranks. Devin Fehely reports. (9-14-17)
Concord Is Competing To Be Amazon's Second HeadquartersThe city of Concord announced it is competing for Amazon's second headquarters. John Ramos reports. (9/12/17)