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San Francisco City Hall. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Google bus issue reappears as ‘dark money’ from tech floods into supervisor races

Tech and real estate leaders are spending big on two supervisor races…

 

Yael Naim of “New Soul” fame is making a U.S. comeback of sorts. (Courtesy photo)

Songstress Yael Naim back after breaking for motherhood

Eight years ago, Israeli-French chanteuse Yael Naim created a whimsical little ditty…

 

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker speaks during a news conference in the Commission Berlaymont building in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

New data-sharing rules for EU and US adopted

BRUSSELS — New rules governing trans-Atlantic data transfers were formally approved Tuesday,…

 

Uber said Wednesday that it is getting a massive cash infusion from Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Uber raises $3.5 billion from Saudi investment fund

Uber said Wednesday it is getting a massive cash infusion from Saudi…

Uber said Wednesday that it is getting a massive cash infusion from Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Man found dead at Apple headquarters

A man was found dead at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino Wednesday morning,…

(S.F. Examiner file photo)

Apple shuttle bus catches fire after leaving SF

A shuttle bus carrying Apple employees from San Francisco to Cupertino caught…

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In this Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, file photo, a customer tries out a new Apple iPhone 6S at an Apple store in Chicago. (Kiichiro Sato/2015 AP)

Justice Department cracks iPhone; withdraws legal action

WASHINGTON — The FBI said Monday it successfully used a mysterious technique…

In this Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, file photo, a customer tries out a new Apple iPhone 6S at an Apple store in Chicago. (Kiichiro Sato/2015 AP)
Protesters rally in support of data privacy outside the Apple store in San Francsico on Feb. 23. in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Protect yourself from digital intrusion

This week’s question comes from Joel F. in Berkeley, who asks: Q:…

Protesters rally in support of data privacy outside the Apple store in San Francsico on Feb. 23. in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Apple CEO Tim Cook has refused to comply with FBI demands to provide a "backdoor" into the company's technology for fear of how the access could be used in the future. (Richard Drew/2015 AP)

Taking a byte out of the FBI

This week’s question comes from Angie W. in San Francisco, who asks:…

Apple CEO Tim Cook has refused to comply with FBI demands to provide a "backdoor" into the company's technology for fear of how the access could be used in the future. (Richard Drew/2015 AP)
In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus during the Apple event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Apple challenges government encryption demands alone for now

Although many leading tech companies have long voiced concerns over assisting in…

In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus during the Apple event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
In this 2014 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino. Faced with a federal judge's order to help investigators break into an iPhone allegedly used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, Apple may well argue that the request would place an unreasonable burden on the company. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Fight over gunman’s locked iPhone could have big impact

WASHINGTON — An extraordinary legal fight is brewing with major privacy implications…

In this 2014 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino. Faced with a federal judge's order to help investigators break into an iPhone allegedly used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, Apple may well argue that the request would place an unreasonable burden on the company. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Protesters block two buses, transporting workers to Facebook and Yahoo in Silicon Valley, at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets on Tuesday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA to consider changes to ‘Google bus’ program

The future of the “Google bus” program may no longer include the…

Protesters block two buses, transporting workers to Facebook and Yahoo in Silicon Valley, at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets on Tuesday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a U.S.-China business roundtable, comprised of U.S. and Chinese CEOs, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Pool)

Xi says ‘without reform’ no progress for business in China

SEATTLE — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday addressed Amazon founder Jeff…

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a U.S.-China business roundtable, comprised of U.S. and Chinese CEOs, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Pool)
Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, talks about the pricing of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus during the Apple event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Apple stakes new claim to living room, shows new iPhones

Apple staked a new claim to the living room on Wednesday, as…

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, talks about the pricing of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus during the Apple event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Amazon's Echo, a digital assistant that can be set up in a home or office to listen for various requests, such as for a song, a sports score, the weather, or even a book to be read aloud, is shown, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in New York.  (Mark Lennihan/AP)

Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities…

Amazon's Echo, a digital assistant that can be set up in a home or office to listen for various requests, such as for a song, a sports score, the weather, or even a book to be read aloud, is shown, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in New York.  (Mark Lennihan/AP)
AP Photo/Jeff ChiuThe Weeknd performs at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco

Apple makes product upgrades, pushes into streaming music

Apple announced a major new foray into streaming music on Monday as…

AP Photo/Jeff ChiuThe Weeknd performs at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Apple's Siri has new role in new 'smart' home systems

Hey Siri, turn off the kitchen light. The first "smart" home gadgets…

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Software glitch can cause iPhones to crash

A newly-discovered glitch in Apple's software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut…

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis
Jon Furniss/ap file photoJonathan Ive has been promoted to be Apple's chief design officer.

Apple promotes tech guru Jonathan Ive as head of design

Apple innovator Jonathan Ive says he's been promoted to the company's chief…

Jon Furniss/ap file photoJonathan Ive has been promoted to be Apple's chief design officer.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to give away most of his fortune

Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising…

AP Photo/Eric Risberg