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Talking Politics: Tax Reform / Feinstein v. WhosisKPIX 5's Phil Matier and Melissa Caen are joined by former S.F. mayor and California assembly speaker Willie Brown to discuss Congress' chances of enacting sweeping tax changes and Sen. Dianne Feinstein's chances of being re-elected. (10-22-17)
At Issue: Election Ads on Social MediaNoted technology columnist and commentator Larry Magid talks with KPIX 5's Phil Matier. (10-22-17)
Facebook To Give Government More Data On Russian Meddling In U.S. ElectionSaying he did not want anyone to use Facebook “to undermine democracy,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced his company would turn over 3,000 controversial ads purchased by Russians to Congressional investigators. Melissa Caen reports. (9-21-17)
Facebook In Crosshairs Of Russian Interference ProbeThe federal probe into Russian interference in US elections is targeting Facebook. A former FBI agent tells Andria Borba the tech giant must cooperate or be held in contempt.
Russians Leave Consulate In San FranciscoRussian diplomats carried boxes out of the Pacific Heights building after the Trump administration ordered the consulate to shut down by Saturday. Devin Fehely talked to neighbors.
At Issue: Russia Election Meddling InvestigationKPIX 5's Phil Matier asks Congressman Eric Swalwell about recent revelations at the White House regarding the ongoing investigation of Russian election interference. (7-23-17)

Business

Bay Area Truckers Intrigued by Tesla All-Electric SemiThe new electric semi tractor-trailer introduced Thursday by Tesla CEO Elon Musk won't be rolling off an assembly line for a couple of years but Northern California truck drivers are already interested. Da Lin reports. (11-17-17)
ConsumerWatch: Western Union SettlementIt's payback time for millions of scam victims -- many of them elderly -- who were tricked into wiring money to criminals via Western Union. The FTC and several states' attorneys general have reached a settlement with Western Union that requires the company to refund $586 million to victims. Julie Watts reports. (11-17-17)
Data Often Left Unsecured as Companies Rely on Cloud-Based SystemsChris Vickery spends his days poking around databases looking for sensitive data left out in the open, unprotected on the internet. Turns out, there's a lot to be found. Kiet Do reports. (11-16-17)

Interviews

Talking Politics: Democrats Rebound / Newsom Losing GroundWhat do the past week's elections portend for the Democratic Party in 2018? And is Gavin Newsom really the front-runner to replace Gov. Jerry Brown? Hashing over those questions are KPIX 5's Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and former S.F. mayor Willie Brown. (11-12-17)
At Issue: Sexual Misconduct AllegationsPhil Matier and Melissa Caen talk with veteran Bay Area public relations expert Sam Singer about the recent spate of high-profile sexual misconduct cases and how accused celebrities are responding. (11-12-17)
At Issue: Tax Reform and CaliforniaPhil Matier talks with U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.) who believes the proposed GOP tax plans spell bad news for most Californians. (11-12-17)

Technology & Computing

Data Often Left Unsecured as Companies Rely on Cloud-Based SystemsChris Vickery spends his days poking around databases looking for sensitive data left out in the open, unprotected on the internet. Turns out, there's a lot to be found. Kiet Do reports. (11-16-17)
Raw Video: Tesla Unveils Electric Semi Tractor-Trailer TruckTesla unveiled its new electric semi tractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. (Tesla video via YouTube)
California Will Get Half Its Electricity from Renewables by 2020California is outpacing its own ambitious goal for renewable energy. Kiet Do reports. (11-16-17)

Social Media

Survey: Employees Admit Wasting Time At Work On Their SmartphonesEmployees admitted spending one hour and 36 minutes a day doing personal tasks at work. Almost an hour of that is on a smartphone, according to a survey from OfficeTeam.
Cal Students Develop Algorithm To Detect Twitter Bots, Fake News AccountsTwo Bay Area college students may have found a way to expose fake accounts on Twitter known as bots. Andria Borba met up with them.
Trump Reacts to Temporary Deactivation of His Twitter AccountTwitter is taking a close look at its policies after one of its employees single-handedly shut down Pres. Trump's Twitter account. Susie Steimle reports. (11-3-17)

KPIXTV

Holiday Season Begins with Embarcadero Lights, Macy's WindowsPaul Deanno counts down to the lighting of the Embarcadero buildings and fireworks show followed by a look at the adorable -- adoptable --puppies and kittens on display in the Macy's window in downtown San Francisco. (11-17-17)
Bay Area Truckers Intrigued by Tesla All-Electric SemiThe new electric semi tractor-trailer introduced Thursday by Tesla CEO Elon Musk won't be rolling off an assembly line for a couple of years but Northern California truck drivers are already interested. Da Lin reports. (11-17-17)
DMV Expects Onslaught of Californians Applying for Federal Real IDLines at your local DMV are about to get even more challenging. That's because millions of Californians will have to show up in person to get a new kind of driver license. Katie Nielsen reports from Santa Rosa. (11-17-17)

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