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A cyber attack hit Oakland's government offices last week, preventing residents from filing police reports and paying taxes, with city officials remaining tight-lipped about the cause Monday.
A group of hackers reportedly posted over 120,000 files from BART’s police department that include the names of children suspected of suffering abuse, driver’s license numbers and mental health evaluation forms.
Despite policy guardrails that would have only allowed police to use a robot to kill a suspect in extreme cases, San Francisco supervisors have walked back their approval amid significant public protest.
San Francisco police will soon be allowed to use robots to kill people during rare and limited emergency situations under a controversial new policy that was approved by city supervisors on Tuesday.
The city has released its controversial policy that would allow police robots to use lethal force against a suspect as a last resort. A similar proposal in Oakland was withdrawn after public outcry.
In just the last week, tech companies Twitter, Lyft, Stripe and Meta have all announced large-scale job cuts. Data suggests San Francisco's tech industry job losses may have actually started several months earlier.
Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties all use the PollChief software to manage poll worker schedules and track voting equipment. Konnech, the company behind PollChief, has been accused of storing sensitive data in China.
Malwarebytes, Shift Technologies, Robinhood Markets and Rivian Automotive have notified the state’s labor agency that they have embarked on cutbacks that are slated to jettison about 450 jobs in the Bay Area.
Tesla, AppLovin and a custodial service for the owner of the Facebook app disclosed plans for a combined total of 659 job cuts in the Bay Area, the WARN notices filed with the state Employment Development Department show.
Miguel Gamiño Jr. has been named chief experience officer and founding partner at Silicon Valley-based Simplicity Technology Inc. The company offers a platform aimed at better connecting government with its constituents.