san francisco

  1. cageymaru

    San Francisco Uses Computer Algorithm to Dismiss 9,362 Marijuana Convictions

    San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon has teamed up with nonprofit Code For America to use a computer algorithm based on its "Clear My Record" technology to overturn 9,362 marijuana convictions dating back to 1975. The algorithm automated the scanning of many thousands of court records...
  2. cageymaru

    San Francisco Passes Proposition C Also Known as the "Homeless Tax"

    San Francisco voters have passed the controversial Proposition C measure also known as the "Homeless Tax." Heavily promoted by tech titans such as Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, the measure will charge corporations with revenue above $50 million about 0.5% in gross receipts tax. This money will...
  3. cageymaru

    Homelessness Tax Would Target Rich Tech Sector in San Francisco

    400 of the richest companies in San Francisco are facing a citizen led effort to raise taxes on their prosperity to pay for services for the homeless. In San Francisco, an income of $117,000 for a family of four is considered poverty. Naturally many San Franciscans do not meet this level of...
  4. DooKey

    The First Burger Built by a Robot Is About to Hit the Bay Area

    There's a new chef in town and he's a robot that makes burgers all by himself. The robot simply needs the ingredients loaded up and then it goes to work. You can find this neat contraption in a new restaurant called Creator in San Francisco. They claim it is the first robot to fully transition...
  5. DooKey

    Robots Keep the Homeless Away in San Francisco

    The SPCA in San Francisco noticed that many homeless were setting up encampments around their campus and the area was being contaminated with used needles and other refuse. In order to do something about this they put security robots to work that patroled the area and notified authorities if...
  6. DooKey

    San Francisco, Seattle Tire of Comcast, Mull Building Citywide Fiber Networks

    San Francisco and Seattle are contemplating building citywide fiber networks to connect all home and businesses in their cities. Overall the plan is to have a dark network of fiber that the city owns and then allows it to be used by multiple commercial ISPs to bring competition to the residents...