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2014-06-23 12:33:51

Motorists face $300 fines for each violation under existing law, City Attorney says--and three startups could be liable for penalties of up to $2,500 for each transaction SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today issued an immediate cease-and-desist demand to Monkey Parking, a mobile peer-to-peer bidding app that enables motorists to auction off the public parking spaces their vehicles occupy to nearby drivers. The app,...

2014-02-03 16:26:26

Social network's unlawful publication of minors' profiles, photos and geolocation data alleged to victimize children as young as 13 years of age--and younger SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today filed suit against MeetMe, a popular social networking platform that facilitates interactions among strangers, over inadequate privacy protections and unlawful publication of minors' profiles, photos, and location data, which can enable...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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