Articles Tagged With ‘Internet’

Website sues FBI for alleged spying

Has the FBI been spying on an online magazine? The editors of San Francisco-based are suing the federal agency with the help of the ACLU to prove their assertion that government agents have had the website on their investigative... (Continue reading)

Privacy no big deal with Apple, AT&T, Verizon

Personal information shared on the Internet can be obtained by government and law enforcement officials with varying degrees of ease, but Apple, AT&T and Verizon have received low marks for failing to protect individual privacy rights, according to a national... (Continue reading)

Internet tax bill advances in Senate

Purchases made over the Internet may soon be taxed after the U.S. Senate closed debate on the issue Friday and prepared to vote on the issue upon return from a week-long vacation. (San Jose Mercury News) The bill’s easy passage... (Continue reading)

NORCAST equipment failure impacting local businesses

Phone services downed because of an equipment failure at NORCAST Telecom Networks are slate to be corrected Thursday afternoon, a spokesperson said. Early Wednesday morning, multiple businesses found that their phone services were intermittently breaking down. Many were not able... (Continue reading)

Man who brought arms cache to SLO bank researched drugging people

A police search of the computer owned by a San Luis Obispo man found sitting in a bank parking lot in March with loaded guns, handcuffs and a machete revealed that he had researched methods of subduing and possibly killing... (Continue reading)

Hill tries to divert spotlight away from his fiancée

By CALCOASTNEWS STAFF An Arroyo Grande marketing company that worked on the successful re-election bid of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has launched a new website attacking those who question Hill and his fiancée’s actions. “Some friends have... (Continue reading)

California students create Facebook friendship with benefits

A Christian student group is calling a new Facebook application “the evilest app ever.” [SF Gate] In time for Valentines Day, the Bang With Friends app allows Facebook users to schedule sex sessions in a no-nonsense manner. BWF has “already... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Gibson wins third runner up

San Luis Obispo County District 2 Supervisor Bruce Gibson has been given the dubious honor of being third runner up in the Flash Report’s Idiot of the Week contest. [FlashReport] “Runner up #3 – San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce... (Continue reading)

Facebook’s new search is Google’s nightmare come true

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Although the stock market yawned at Facebook’s announcement of “Graph Search,” its new search service, with investors wagering it would only hurt smaller, vertical search services like Yelp and Linkedin, the truth is that it is... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles sex offender sentenced to 25 years

A Paso Robles registered sex offender was sentenced to 25 years to life for sexually victimized three San Luis Obispo County girls between the ages of 13 and 17. Shaun Harrison, 22, was arrested on April 6, 2011 for parole... (Continue reading)