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January 23, 2014
San Francisco Bay Area protesters, who have been targeting Google’s shuttle buses in the city over issues of gentrification and criticism of the company’s practices, have apparently resorted to bothering individual Google employees, because there’s nothing about that that doesn’t scream “alienating people who might otherwise be on your side.”

San Francisco Bay Area protesters, who have been targeting Google’s shuttle buses in the city over issues of gentrification and criticism of the company’s practices, have apparently resorted to bothering individual Google employees, because there’s nothing about that that doesn’t scream “alienating people who might otherwise be on your side.”

23:18 // 7 months ago
August 14, 2012

Authorities confirm burglary at former home of the late Steve Jobs

  • $60,000 in electronics stolen in total source

» What We Know: The Palo Alto home was burglarized on July 17, though most major outlets did not report the news until this morning, and follows a drastic increase in Bay Area burglaries. Police have a suspect in custody, 35-year-old Kariem McFarlin, currently being held on $500,000 bail and scheduled to appear in court August 20 to enter a plea. He faces a maximum sentence of seven years and eight months in prison. Authorities have not disclosed whether the stolen items belonged to Jobs or a relative, and all questions regarding the case are being referred to the district attorney’s office.

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15:08 // 2 years ago
June 4, 2012
17:21 // 2 years ago
November 16, 2011

Bay Area Occupy movement starts anew with Berkeley encampment

This despite threats by officials to shut it down. In what might be a good example for the New York movement as it attempts to regroup, members of Occupy Oakland have joined with the Occupy Cal movement to start a fresh encampment. This isn’t without controversy, however: Occupy Cal had its camp torn down November 9, and the university isn’t exactly taking so kindly to having a new one. “We will not allow encampments equivalent to what has occurred in Oakland and San Francisco,” said Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. The move could potentially lead to a conflict with police. Meanwhile, the San Francisco encampment is staying strong, and plans to meet with Mayor Ed Lee today. source

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10:55 // 2 years ago
November 11, 2011
The notice of eviction for those at Occupy Oakland. Click for full image. (Source: Oakland Police Department)

The notice of eviction for those at Occupy Oakland. Click for full image. (Source: Oakland Police Department)

23:06 // 2 years ago
August 15, 2011

The BART protests, best portrayed in a single clip. Matt says the protests are pretty much over. (h/t to Breaking News’ Cory Bergman for this one)

22:47 // 3 years ago
Happening now: BART station protest. Amid rumblings of anger and frustration over the mass transit system in the Bay Area (particularly due to claims of police brutality and cell-phone-blocking issues), people are protesting at the Civic Center station. Trains are not stopping at the station due to the protest. Live video here.

Happening now: BART station protest. Amid rumblings of anger and frustration over the mass transit system in the Bay Area (particularly due to claims of police brutality and cell-phone-blocking issues), people are protesting at the Civic Center station. Trains are not stopping at the station due to the protest. Live video here.

20:36 // 3 years ago
August 14, 2011

Anonymous BART hack: Thousands of users hit in retaliatory attack

  • 2,000+ people affected by MyBART hack source

» Were the right people affected? While members of the group Anonymous claimed that the hack was intended to draw attention to a recent attempt by BART to quell a planned protest by blocking cell-phone signals, users affected by the hack felt that the attack hit the wrong target. One MyBART user on the list, Owen Rubin, put it like so: “I understand the reason why they’re protesting, but they’re hurting the wrong people. They’re hurting the commuters, and they’re hurting the consumers like me who have nothing to do with BART other than having to ride it as a way to get to and from work.” For what it’s worth, those who leaked the data claim that the site was very insecure — “Any 8 year old with a internet connection could have done what we did to find it,” the note accompanying the data breach says — but the frustration is something that users affected by many recent hacks will understand. These victims suffer indirectly, exploited as something of a third party to the real target in question, be it Sony, BART, or the federal government.

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22:20 // 3 years ago
August 9, 2011
0:57 // 3 years ago
March 24, 2011

Earthquake preparedness: Bay Area bridges in bad shape

  • 34% of bridges in San Francisco are structurally deficient source
0:38 // 3 years ago