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Microsoft sues U.S. to inform customers of secret data requests

SAN FRANCISCO — In the latest clash over privacy rights in the digital age, Microsoft is suing the U.S. government over a federal law that allows authorities to examine customer emails or online files without the individual's knowledge. The lawsuit comes as the tech industry is increasingly butting heads with U.S. Show More Summary

Jay Mariotti’s time at the San Francisco Examiner has come to an end

Heads were turned when embattled and polarizing columnist Jay Mariotti was hired last March by the San Francisco Examiner to be their sports director.  At the time, the Examiner said they were “thrilled” to bring in “one of the bestShow More Summary

That First Drink Is a Learning Experience

In a recent study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, a research team led by Dr. Dorit Ron at the University of California, San Francisco examined whether a single exposure to alcohol can induce memory and behavioral changes that could promote future drinking.

(VIDEO) Hearst's Ad Sale Approach: Diverse Models & Partners

From its first origins in 1887 as owner of the San Francisco Examiner, Hearst has certainly changed over the years. Back then, the company had just one title. Now focused on magazines, websites and video, the publisher is more interest...Show More Summary

San Francisco might give condoms to middle school students

San Francisco's public school leaders are considering distributing condoms at middle schools. The San Francisco Examiner reports  Monday that the policy change was introduced as part of an overall effort by the San Francisco Unified School District to further prevent sexually transmitted diseases...

Dachel Media Update: Songs in the Key of Strife

By Anne Dachel Jan 22. 2016, Examiner: Parents question vaccines as epilepsy rates rise to 1 in 20 children under five Jan 22, 2016, The San Francisco Chronicle: ‘In a Different Key,’ by John Donvan and Caren Zucker, By Emily...

Study Shows Airbnb Rakes in Millions From Illegal Rentals

Graphic via From Air Mattresses to Unregulated Business: An Analysis of the Other Side of Airbnb; click to enlarge The San Francisco Examiner reports today on a study from the American Hotel & Lodging Association that claims SF-based Airbnb...

Not Lived Up To

In San Francisco’s Northpoint Theater at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 1, 1977, San Francisco Examiner feature writer John Stark attended the premiere of a science-fiction movie at the invitation of a friend who worked as a theater booker. “No press allowed,” this friend had told him. “It’s a single screening by Fox… to gauge […]

CA: Tiburon Peninsula Bus Riders Upset by Idea to Kill Route 8 to fund Ferry

Dec. 28--A plan to eliminate bus service to San Francisco in order to help fund ferry service is being questioned by some on the Tiburon Peninsula. Officials have scheduled public workshops in Tiburon next month to examine a plan for Golde

U.S. Justice Department probes data breach at Uber – sources

SAN FRANCISCO (by Joseph Menn and Dan Levine for Reuters) — The U.S. Department of Justice is pursuing a criminal investigation of a May 2014 data breach at ride service Uber, including an examination of whether any employees at competitor Lyft were involved in the episode, sources familiar with the situation said. Earlier this year, […]

DOJ Pursues Criminal Investigaton Of Data Breach At Uber

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is pursuing a criminal investigation of a May 2014 data breach at ride service Uber, including an examination of whether any employees at competitor Lyft were involvedShow More Summary

VIDEO: San Francisco police shoot and kill stabbing suspect

Five San Francisco police officers fatally shot a man Wednesday, a scene that was apparently captured by an eyewitness and uploaded to Instagram, the San Francisco Examiner reported. Continue reading ? The post VIDEO: San Francisco police shoot and kill stabbing suspect appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Scientists identify protein central to cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A study from researchers at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco has examined the protein BRCA1, using a combination of tests on laboratory mice and human brain tissue to determine that the protein is central to learning and retaining memories. Show More Summary

The Super Bowl 50 committee wants to make San Francisco public transit even worse

Ha ha ha ha ha ha. The Super Bowl 50 committee has a suggestion for San Francisco ahead of February's Super Bowl at Levi's Stadium: What if we could take San Francisco's public transit system and make it worse? The SF Examiner reports: The...Show More Summary

Here’s How Well Rent Control Has Worked In San Francisco

Here is some evidence on the effectiveness of rent controls in San Francisco. The post Here’s How Well Rent Control Has Worked In San Francisco was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Is It Game, Set, Match for San Francisco Tennis Club in SoMa?

Photo credit via Hoodline The San Francisco Examiner is reporting that plans to demolish the San Francisco Tennis Club at 645 5th St. have been put on hold. The newspaper says that today developers withdrew their project application from...

NFL Trade Rumors: Examining Buzz, Outlook for Vernon Davis, Matt Forte and More

The 2015 NFL trade deadline hits on Tuesday, Nov. 3, so it's worth examining the latest buzz on the big-name players who are at least being implicated as candidates to change teams. San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is among the past Pro Bowlers who ought to be considered among those on the block. Show More Summary

San Francisco could lead on open source voting”

SF Examiner: Nowhere in the United States is there an open source voting system. While Los Angeles and Travis County, Texas, are working on open source voting systems, San Francisco could emerge as a leader. But only if there is … Continue reading ?

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