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Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 at 10:26 AM PST

Gov. Jerry Brown Creates Online Security Center

Gov. Jerry Brown Creates Online Security Center

Gov. Jerry Brown ordered the creation of a new security center Monday that will be responsible for strengthening online security to prevent cyber-attacks on state agencies.

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 02:28 PM PST

Hyatt Warns Customers of Malware Activity

Hyatt Warns Customers of Malware Activity

Hyatt is warning its customers that it found malware on computers that operate the hotel and resort chain's payment-processing system.

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 at 09:09 AM PST

Hackers Cripple City of San Jose Websites

Hackers Cripple City of San Jose Websites

Recovering from a days-long cyber-attack, San Jose’s city-operated websites returned online Tuesday.

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 02:53 PM PST

Government Letter May Look Like a Scam But Its Not

Government Letter May Look Like a Scam But Its Not

A letter meant to warn Americans about a potential breach to their personal information may look like a scam, but is real.

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 02:59 PM PST

Your Data at Risk: 2015 Was a Year Full of Memorable Hacks

Your Data at Risk: 2015 Was a Year Full of Memorable Hacks

The seemingly endless string of headline-grabbing cyberattacks this past year reinforced the notion that hacks have increasingly become a part of digital life — and no person or organization is immune.

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Flooding Concerns Ramp up as Powerful Storm Targets Bay Area

Flooding Concerns Ramp up as Powerful Storm Targets Bay Area

Another powerful storm expected to douse the Bay Area Sunday night and Monday morning could pack threats of flooding, mudslides, toppled trees and power outages.

Anderson Reservoir Continues to Spill

Anderson Reservoir Continues to Spill

For the second day in a row, a torrent of water on Sunday flowed over the Anderson Reservoir spillway, marking a phenomenon that hadn't happened for 11 years until this weekend.

Scientists Question Using Waste Water From Oil Fields

Scientists Question Using Waste Water From Oil Fields

It’s been done for two decades but after the release of a new report, controversy is building. Should farmers irrigate crops with waste water from oil extraction? Even with recent rains, the demand for water sources is high. About 80 percent of the water used by Californians goes to agriculture. Stephen Stock investigates as scientists call for a halt to the practice until more is known about the chemicals in that water.

Trump Packs First Month With Tweets, Turmoil

Trump Packs First Month With Tweets, Turmoil

One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables are heaped on the ground inside crooked lines of metal fencing. The disarray outside the president's front door, though not his fault, serves as a metaphor for the tumult still unfolding inside. Four weeks in, the man who says he inherited "a mess" at home and abroad is presiding over a White House that is widely described as itself being a mess.

Mudslide in Orinda Threatens Stability of Transmission Tower

Mudslide in Orinda Threatens Stability of Transmission Tower

Crews in Orinda on Sunday raced to shore up the soil beneath a transmission tower after a recent mudslide threatened to knock over the soaring structure, according to a PG&E spokesperson.

Sexual Battery Reported Inside of SJSU Fraternity House

Sexual Battery Reported Inside of SJSU Fraternity House

A female partygoer was allegedly the victim of sexual battery inside a San Jose State University fraternity house, according to police.