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FCC Studying Government Wireless Service Interruptions
2012-03-03 05:56:22

In response to an August 2011 shutdown of wireless service by public transportation officials in San Francisco, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced plans to review whether or not they need to establish rules to govern when law enforcement and other public service agencies can interrupt cellphone and Internet service in the name of public safety. The inquiry comes as a result of actions by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) agency, who on August 12 of last year limited...

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2011-08-15 09:10:00

The hacker collective known as Anonymous made good Sunday on its threat to strike San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) by breaching a transit agency website and releasing customers' personal information, reports the Associated Press (AP) The online breach was in retaliation for BART's decision to cut cellular phone service at some transit stations and included posting company contact information for more than 2,000 customers. BART ignited the debate about technology and free...

2011-08-15 00:00:29

Ting says, "The decision to cut off cell service in order to prevent the protests violates fundamental principles of our democracy." San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2011 Reset San Francisco founder and mayoral candidate Phil Ting said today that the Bay Area Rapid Transit's decision Thursday night to shut down cell phone service in order to prevent a possible protest violates fundamental principles of our democracy "“ and that censorship should never become a public safety tool....

2011-04-04 14:57:00

TAU defines new parameters for studying and treating Developmental Coordination Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is widely recognized by the medical community, and there are a number of therapies in place. But as many as six percent of all children suffer from the less familiar Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Demonstrating a lack of refined motor skills, children with DCD tend to have a more difficult time playing sports and staying organized at school....

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2010-12-06 10:52:56

Personality is not just a feature unique to humans and pets. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) have revealed that also brown trout have individual characters and show different personalities. Researcher Bart Adriaenssens from the Department of Zoology at the University of Gothenburg has for many years studied the behavior of juvenile trout from watercourses on the west coast of Sweden. "My results show that it are not just humans and other mammals that exhibit personality....

2010-02-11 05:18:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Advertising creative can come from anywhere and anyone. That truth was born out through Nestle Butterfinger's "Nobody's Gonna Lay a Finger on My Butterfinger" Video Contest. The winner invested $28 - the cost of two pizzas and a Butterfinger® candy bar. That was enough to launch a new TV ad, which begins airing nationally February 15. Nestle Butterfinger conducted a national search for creative content through a user generated...

2009-10-07 08:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Screenlife and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox Licensing) today announced that the latest addition to the Scene It?® family of trivia games, Scene It?® The Simpsons(TM) Deluxe Edition, made its first appearance at five of the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations across the country, a beer-themed debut that would make Homer proud. Loaded with TV clips, on-screen puzzles and trivia from all 20...

2009-08-26 11:19:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- This was not an easy vote today. The budget deficit projected by BART executives was not caused by our members, nor by BART riders. But it was BART workers and BART riders who were asked to step up to the plate and help resolve this deficit, and we have done that. This deficit was caused by eight years of Republican policies in Washington, and outlandish greed on Wall Street that has bankrupted our country and put the burden squarely onto the...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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