CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- California's state technology infrastructure was the victim of copper theft this week, according to state officials and AT&T. Portions of a one-mile stretch of fiber and copper cable were missing Wednesday, AT&T spokesman Alex Carey said. The cable, strung overhead like a telephone line, runs between the Vacaville and Napa areas. State agencies started noticing problems in the early morning, and at least eight departments lost access to their websites and email, according to the California Department of Technology.
June 30, 2010
U.S. officials on Wednesday announced a major crackdown on movie piracy that involved seizing several websites that were offering downloads of pirated movies just hours after they appeared in theaters. Officials also seized assets from 15 bank, investment and advertising accounts, and executed residential search warrants in North Carolina, New Jersey, New York and Washington. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials worked with the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
September 1, 2013 |
The digital revolution has imperiled the future of many job categories, including darkroom film processor, typewriter repairman and telephone operator. With the surge of sophisticated travel websites, can we include travel agents to the list of nearly obsolete jobs? As you might expect, the American Society of Travel Agents doesn't think so. The trade group that represents more than 5,900 travel agents and travel firms rejects the notion that travel websites will eventually put warm-hearted agents out of work.
July 1, 2010
Here are some of Neil "Bigmista" Strawder's favorite websites: • http://www.bbq-brethren.com "The BBQ Brethren are my online family. This is the greatest repository of BBQ knowledge on the Internet." • http://www.divaqbbq.com "DivaQBBQ is the blog of the top BBQ'er in Canada. She's my BBQ homie." • soulfusionkitchen.blogspot.com Soul fusion kitchen is home for Sylvie Curry, my favorite home cook. • http://www.
March 21, 2013 |
Don't accuse Google of not knowing how to inject some fun into Web browsing. The Mountain View, Calif., company's latest experiment unveiled Thursday transforms websites into a 3-D landscape maze that users then can tilt to move a marble. More amazingly, users tilt the maze by moving around their smartphones like a game controller. "World Wide Maze," as the mini-game is called, can be accessed at chrome.com/maze when using the Chrome browser. Once there, users can launch the Chrome app on their phones and sync the two together.
February 14, 2014 |
California could become the next state to restrict the publishing of jail booking photos by websites for commercial purposes. State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) on Friday introduced legislation that would outlaw websites that publish mug shots and arrest records and charge money to remove them. The bill would not restrict the distribution of mug shots and arrest records to media outlets and interested individuals. Mug shot publishing websites are part of a growing cottage industry ; the sites make money reminding people of their run-ins with the law. They operate legally, but several lawsuits have been filed in at least three states alleging that the practice of charging people to remove records from the sites is tantamount to extortion.