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Bay area ‘lewd behavior’ ban on pooping or peeing on subways goes into effect

Starting Monday, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) riders will have to think twice before using trains or train platforms as public bathrooms, or risk losing the ability to use them at all. SF Weekly reported on Monday that transit police will now be able to issue “prohibition orders” against repeat…

FCC to set standards for mass disruptions of Americans’ communications

Following an investigation into a public transit authority that cut off mobile phone service amid a protest earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said recently that it would attempt to outline the circumstances under which officials may legally disrupt wireless communications in the U.S. In a release last…

Watch live: ‘Occupy Oakland’ attacked by police

With additional reporting by Andrew Jones. Hundreds of protesters at “Occupy Oakland” were facing arrest in the early hours of Tuesday morning as 100 or more police officers closed in on their location. Local media reports indicated that hundreds of police showed up wearing riot gear around 4:40 a.m. and…

Time Warner profits from Guy Fawkes masks worn at ‘Anonymous’ protests

Some of the profits from the Guy Fawkes masks frequently worn by members of the hacktivist collective “Anonymous” go to one of the largest media companies in the world. The mask was first popularized by the 2006 film “V for Vendetta,” where it was worn by a vigilante fighting against…

Anonymous claims to publish nude photos of BART spokesman

A member or members of the hacker activist group Anonymous published a series of photos allegedly showing the spokesman for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system with his genitals exposed, conveying a simple message in protest: “If you are going to be a dick to the public, then Im…

BART police clamp down on second week of protest

A protest organized by the hacker activist collective “Anonymous,” intended to draw attention to issues with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police, turned chaotic and violent last night, resulting in almost half of the demonstrators being arrested. Protesters did manage to temporarily shut down two BART stations and snarl traffic for…

Hackers again hit San Francisco subway police website

SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers on Wednesday posted personal information about more than 100 San Francisco transit officers online after apparently breaching the police association website. An anonymous posting on Pastebin.com listed the names, home addresses, email addresses and passwords of 102 officers and said they were taken from the website…

FCC to probe BART for cutting off cell phone service

The Federal Communications Commission will investigate the San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART) decision last week to shut down cell phone service for three hours at its train stations to disrupt a planned protest. “Any time communications services are interrupted, we seek to assess the situation,” FCC spokesman Neil…

‘Anonymous’ protests peacefully in San Francisco subway

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A few dozen protesters turned out on Monday for a San Francisco rally organized by the hacker group Anonymous to protest alleged police brutality and what they called anti-free speech tactics by authorities. Bay Area Rapid Transit, the commuter train service in the San Francisco area,…

‘Hacktivists’ target San Francisco subway website

The international group of hackers known as Anonymous began a cyber attack on a website of the San Francisco subway, in retaliation for the agency’s bid to shut down cellphone service to limit a protest over a fatal shooting. As of late Sunday the main website for the Bay Area…

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