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San Francisco, New York Prosecutors Wait to Judge Apple ‘Kill Switch’

June 11, 2013 | 8:50 am

San Francisco, New York Prosecutors Wait to Judge Apple ‘Kill Switch’

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by Terry Collins, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York, seeking ways to curb thefts of mobile devices, said Monday they will reserve judgment of Apple’s new security feature designed to make it harder to reactivate a stolen iPhone. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and New […]

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San Francisco Muni to Enable Taxi App for Smart Phones

March 20, 2013 | 9:56 am

San Francisco Muni to Enable Taxi App for Smart Phones

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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors voted on Tuesday to work towards a mobile phone application connecting passengers to taxis throughout the city. The legislation would create an electronic taxi access network that would track data while forming an Internet accessible centralized dispatch service. The board voted unanimously to […]

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San Jose Council Must Disclose Lobbyists’ Texts

December 10, 2012 | 10:26 am

San Jose Council Must Disclose Lobbyists’ Texts

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Secret electronic communications between San Jose’s elected officials and lobbyists during public meetings is now permanently banned. In a nod to the ubiquity of handheld devices at public meetings, City Council members have imposed strict rules on themselves requiring that they disclose communications from lobbyists who email or text them during council meetings. The policy, […]

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Cal. Academy of Science Releases Penguin App; Watch Live Penguin Video Feed

July 7, 2011 | 3:47 pm

Cal. Academy of Science Releases Penguin App; Watch Live Penguin Video Feed

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Bosses and project managers, meet your new enemy: the California Academy of Sciences‘ Pocket Penguins, a smart phone application that lets you view the Academy’s African penguin exhibit 24 hours a day. The app was released earlier this week and allows one to “watch the birds swim, dive, flirt, nest and relax from any one of […]

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