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Stanislav Petrov in his hospital bed after the November 2015 beating. (Courtesy Michael Haddad)

Man beaten by deputies charged with drugs, firearm possession

The indictment against a man beaten in San Francisco by two Alameda…

Stanislav Petrov in his hospital bed after the November 2015 beating. (Courtesy Michael Haddad)
Stanislav Petrov in his hospital bed after the November 2015 beating. (Courtesy Michael Haddad)

Indictment against man beaten by deputies remains sealed

The federal charges against a man who was the victim of a…

Stanislav Petrov in his hospital bed after the November 2015 beating. (Courtesy Michael Haddad)
Stanislav Petrov in his hospital bed after the November 2015 beating. (Courtesy Michael Haddad)

Man beaten by deputies to face charges in federal court Monday

Stanislav Petrov, the man beaten by Alameda County sheriff's deputies in November…

Stanislav Petrov in his hospital bed after the November 2015 beating. (Courtesy Michael Haddad)
In this file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and her husband, Syed Farook, at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP, File)

Apple remains in dark how FBI hacked iPhone without its help

WASHINGTON — The FBI's announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone…

In this file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and her husband, Syed Farook, at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP, File)
Google is disclosing how much of the traffic to its search engine and other services is being protected from hackers as part of its push to encrypt all online activity. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

Google reveals 77 percent of its online traffic is encrypted

Google is disclosing how much of the traffic to its search engine…

Google is disclosing how much of the traffic to its search engine and other services is being protected from hackers as part of its push to encrypt all online activity. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
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)

Sheriff’s deputy caught up in ‘Shrimp Boy’ case no longer with department

A San Francisco Sheriff’s deputy investigated for his connections to a defendant…

Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday will discuss the encryption and other issues of digital privacy at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Attorney General turns up the heat in public war with Apple

The nation's top law officer called for dialogue with the tech industry,…

Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday will discuss the encryption and other issues of digital privacy at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
A schism has emerged among family members of victims and survivors of the San Bernardino, California terrorist attack, with at least a couple supporting Apple Inc. in its battle against a federal court order to help the FBI hack into a shooter's locked iPhone.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

NY judge: US cannot make Apple provide iPhone data

NEW YORK — The U.S. Justice Department cannot force Apple to provide…

A schism has emerged among family members of victims and survivors of the San Bernardino, California terrorist attack, with at least a couple supporting Apple Inc. in its battle against a federal court order to help the FBI hack into a shooter's locked iPhone.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this April 30, 2015, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook responds to a question during a news conference in New York. Apple Inc. on Thursday asked a federal magistrate to reverse her order that the company help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone, accusing the federal government of seeking "dangerous power" through the courts. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Apple: FBI seeks ‘dangerous power’ in fight over phone

WASHINGTON — Apple Inc. on Thursday asked a federal magistrate to reverse…

In this April 30, 2015, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook responds to a question during a news conference in New York. Apple Inc. on Thursday asked a federal magistrate to reverse her order that the company help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone, accusing the federal government of seeking "dangerous power" through the courts. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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)
The San Bernardino County-owned iPhone at the center of an unfolding high-profile legal battle between Apple Inc. and the U.S. government lacked a device management feature bought by the county that, if installed, would have allowed investigators easy and immediate access.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Apple to tell judge in California case: Congress must decide

WASHINGTON — Apple Inc. will tell a federal judge this week in…

The San Bernardino County-owned iPhone at the center of an unfolding high-profile legal battle between Apple Inc. and the U.S. government lacked a device management feature bought by the county that, if installed, would have allowed investigators easy and immediate access.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In a Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 file photo, FBI Director James Comey attends the 27th Annual Remembrance Ceremony for the victims of Pan Am Flight 103, at Arlington National Cemetery, in  Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Some victims in mass shooting support efforts to hack iPhone

WASHINGTON — Some victims and affected families in the mass shootings in…

In a Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 file photo, FBI Director James Comey attends the 27th Annual Remembrance Ceremony for the victims of Pan Am Flight 103, at Arlington National Cemetery, in  Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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 Dec. 19, 2015, file photo, Syed Rizwan Farook's brother Syed Raheel Farook, left, brother-in-law Farhan Khan, second from left, and mother, Rafia Farook, third from left, leave the house of the husband and wife who killed 14 people in San Bernardino. (Will Lester/The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin via AP, File)

FBI searches home of San Bernardino shooter’s brother

CORONA — The investigation into the San Bernardino terror attack that killed…

In this Dec. 19, 2015, file photo, Syed Rizwan Farook's brother Syed Raheel Farook, left, brother-in-law Farhan Khan, second from left, and mother, Rafia Farook, third from left, leave the house of the husband and wife who killed 14 people in San Bernardino. (Will Lester/The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin via AP, 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)
In this Jan. 27 file photo, rancher Cliven Bundy stands along the road near his ranch in Bunkerville, Nev. Bundy, the father of the jailed leader of the Oregon refuge occupation, and who was the center of a standoff with federal officials in Nevada in 2014, was arrested in Portland on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Last occupiers of Oregon wildlife refuge surrender to FBI

BURNS, Ore. — Surrounded by FBI agents in armored vehicles, the last…

In this Jan. 27 file photo, rancher Cliven Bundy stands along the road near his ranch in Bunkerville, Nev. Bundy, the father of the jailed leader of the Oregon refuge occupation, and who was the center of a standoff with federal officials in Nevada in 2014, was arrested in Portland on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
FBI Special Agent in Charge Greg Bretzing reacts as he speaks during a press conference at the Harney County Community Center,  in Burns, Ore., Wednesday. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

Ammon Bundy urges last refuge occupiers to go home

BURNS, Ore. — A day after eight members of an armed anti-government…

FBI Special Agent in Charge Greg Bretzing reacts as he speaks during a press conference at the Harney County Community Center,  in Burns, Ore., Wednesday. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
The San Francisco Fire Department is one of few departments that still uses wooden ladders in its daily operation. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)

Lee donor won city contract for S.F. fire truck ladders

The lumber company that contributed to Mayor Ed Lee’s campaign through two…

The San Francisco Fire Department is one of few departments that still uses wooden ladders in its daily operation. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)
Highway 395 is blocked at Seneca between John Day and Burns, Ore., by Oregon State police officers Tuesday, where police arrested members of a group led by Ammon Bundy who seized the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge south of Burns on Jan. 2.  (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

Shots fired, 1 killed in arrest of Oregon militants

BURNS, Ore. — The FBI and Oregon State Police arrested the leaders…

Highway 395 is blocked at Seneca between John Day and Burns, Ore., by Oregon State police officers Tuesday, where police arrested members of a group led by Ammon Bundy who seized the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge south of Burns on Jan. 2.  (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)