A 22-year-old man who had been reported missing in San Francisco is safe and has been in touch with his family, police said today.
Evan Flanary contacted his family, who told police he is OK and had been unreachable because he had not charged his phone, Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
A father taking pictures of his 4-year-old daughter eating ice cream at a Glasgow, Scotland, shopping center was expelled from the mall and threatened with having his camera phone confiscated. Security guards and police told Chris White, 45, he was violating the United Kingdom’s Prevention of Terrorism Act. White refused to delete his two mall photos, explaining it was pointless since he had already uploaded them to Facebook. Read More
Persistence paid off for AT&T on Tuesday after a plan to install hundreds of 4-foot-high boxes around The City was approved.
In 2008, the telecommunications company proposed installing 850 boxes in San Francisco to bring customers digital TV, high-speed Internet and digital home-phone service. But it abandoned its effort amid opposition. The company returned with a scaled-down proposal to install 726 boxes. Read More
Perhaps President Obama should fork over a little extra cash for a better phone plan.
Apparently, he's none too happy with his, um, traditional phone in the Oval Office.
"I always thought I was going to have really cool phones and stuff," he said during a fundraising event at a Chicago restaurant Thursday. "I'm like, c'mon guys, I'm the president of the United States. Where's the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up? It doesn't happen." Read More
WHAT: After denying complicity for years, News of the World finally admitted it was responsible for hacking into cellphones of high-profile figures and eavesdropping on their voicemails.
WHO: Among the celebrities allegedly targeted for titillating scoops were members of the British royal family including Princes William and Harry, plus actors Sienna Miller and Jude Law. Read More
In July 2008, Mistermayor got married in Montana. And instead of springing for a diamond-encrusted meat thermometer, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi offered up a different kind of probe: He demanded to know how much it had cost The City for two police officers to drive to Montana and provide security detail for the mayor. Met with a resounding “Whatever, dude ... Read More
Cheating on a test by using a cell phone — or even being suspected of that — may end with the electronic device being seized and searched.
Faculty and staff at campuses within the South San Francisco Unified District would be allowed to confiscate cell phones and search through phone and text messages of students suspected of cheating under a policy change that will go before the school board. Read More