Weekend ConsumerWatch RoundupConsumer reporter Julie Watts talks about crowdfunding with Jarrod Wise, from the Better Business Bureau. (8-13-16)
Internet Mogul Chamal Awaits Probation SentencingLisa Chan reports on Internet mogul Gurbaksh Chahal set for sentencing after violating probation (8-13-2016)
Verizon Purchase Of Yahoo Marks End Of An EraAnne Makovec reports on cell phone company buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion (7-25-2016)
Broadband Program For Low-Income Households ExpandsA growing number of low-income Californians are eligible for $10 a month broadband service due to the expansion of program run by Comcast. Veronica De La Cruz reports. (7-15-16)
ConsumerWatch: Sneaky SubscriptionsIt's the way a lot of businesses work these days: you buy or try something online and, somehow, you end up enrolled in a subscription plan. Consumer reporter Julie Watts has advice on how to cancel subscriptions you may not even realize you have. (7-15-16)
Why Is 'Pokémon Go' The Hottest App On iPhone?What's all the hype about 'Pokemon Go?' KPIX 5's Mike Sugarman downloads the app to find out.
ConsumerWatch: Wi-Fi On Planes Vulnerable To HackersWith the summer travel season in full swing, many airline passengers who spend their flights on their phones and computers might want to take precautions with in-flight wi-fi service. Julie Watts reports. (7-1-16)
ConsumerWatch: AT&T Hopes To Pull Plug On Traditional LandlinesCalifornia lawmakers are considering pulling the plug on what's known as POTS - plain old telephone service. Julie Watts reports. (5-20-16)
Police Investigate Firebombing Of Google Street View CarA Google Street View car was hit by a firebomb and now Mountain View police are trying to find whoever did it. Len Ramirez reports. (5-20-16)
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Delivers Commencement Address At UC BerkeleyFacebook's Sheryl Sandberg had a bittersweet message for UC Berkeley's class of 2016. Mark Kelly reports on the COO's commencement address.
Mineta San Jose Welcomes Nonstop Flights To And From LondonLen Ramirez reports on British Airways launching direct flights from San Jose to London (5-4-2016)
Prince The Humanitarian Was Engine Behind Oakland Youth Tech Program 'Yes We Code'Prince's legacy will live on in an ambitious tech program to give kids from low-opportunity backgrounds a chance to shine. Andria Borba tells us about 'Yes We Code.'
At Issue: FBI vs. AppleKPIX 5's Phil Matier spoke with U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell about the legal ramifications of the FBI-Apple case. (3-6-16)
Report Claims Apple Acceded To China Government Demands For Censorship, Data AccessAn article in the Los Angeles Times says that, while Apple defies the U.S. government, it has abided by China's restrictive rules by censoring apps and moving user data onto state-owned servers. Len Ramirez reports. (2-26-16)
ConsumerWatch: Tips 'n' Tricks For Ordering Flowers OnlineValentine Day is almost here and that means a lot of people will be paying a lot of money for flowers. But, before you go online in hopes of scoring a deal consumer reporter Julie Watts has a warning. (2-12-16)
FBI Warns Free Wi-Fi For Super Bowl 50 Creates Cyber ThreatThe free high-speed wireless Internet at Super Bowl 50 events are “very likely” to attract significant cyber threats for Super Bowl 50 fans, according to the FBI’s cyber threat assessment. Julie Watts reports. (1-29-16)
New Mobile App Speeds Access To 911 Emergency Call CentersIf you call 911 from your cellphone in Oakland and Berkeley, you’ll be connected to CHP before you’re transferred to police dispatch. Now, instead of calling 911, there’s another option: an Oakland-based app called Bluelight that’s supposed to clear all the complications -- for a price. Christin Ayers reports. (1-22-16)
Techie Turned Teacher Creates YouTube Comedy Series At Marin County High SchoolJonah Steinhart lived the Silicon Valley dream, selling two startups he co-founded. Then at age 25 he did a 180. KPIX 5's Sharon Chin introduces you to a man whose transformation is the basis of a Bay Area Internet sitcom. (1-8-16)
White House Officials Confab With Silicon Valley Tech Leaders To Thwart Terrorists OnlineTop White House officials met with leading technology companies in San Jose where they discussed ways to combat terrorism. Len Ramirez reports. (1-8-16)
Fans Watch Warriors Season Opener In Virtual RealitySome of the best courtside seats in the house on Warriors Opening night were not in the house. Cate Cauguiran tells us, they were in virtual reality.
Backlash Over Alleged Racial Profiling At Neighborhood Watch WebsiteNextdoor, a San Francisco-based social network aimed at connecting neighbors, is responding to complaints of racial profiling. Sharon Chin reports. (10-16-15)
Google's Loon Balloon Falls From The Sky Shocking SoCal NeighborhoodA southern California neighborhood got a rude awakening Saturday when a Google Loon Balloon fell out of the sky and onto their block.
Department Of Defense Joins With Silicon Valley To Boost High-Tech InnovationThe Defense Department has awarded a Silicon Valley group a $75 million grant to establish an institute dedicated to innovation in flexible electronics and next-generation Internet connectivity. (8-28-15)
Pentagon To Investigate Federal Employees Whose Names Were Released In Ashley Madison HackingThe adultery website Ashley Madison is scrambling to deal with the release of more confidential material after hackers posted internal documents and more details of users. CBS' Michelle Miller explains why it has become a concern for the Department of Defense. (8-21-15)