Levi Sumagaysay is editor of the combined SiliconBeat and Good Morning Silicon Valley. She also blogs and is the online producer for SiliconValley.com, the Mercury News tech website. Email: lsumagaysay (at) bayareanewsgroup (dot-com).
For leaking documents that have revealed that the NSA is spying on just about everybody in just about every conceivable way, Edward Snowden is the runner-up in Time Magazine's annual coronation of Person of the Year. (The magazine Read More →
"If you have a phone here, it is a risk. You don’t feel safe anywhere, except maybe inside your house."
— Jose Mendez, 33, who lives in Bogota and works for one of Colombia’s wireless providers. The Huffington Post Read More →
Move over, Facebook. Twitter was the top tech company to work for this year, unseating Facebook from its throne for the past three years. The San Francisco microblogging company also was ranked No. 2 overall on the list of 50 Read More →
It's not just the NSA — cops, too, use tech advances to their advantage. U.S. law enforcement made more than 1 million requests for wireless providers' user data last year, according to a report released Monday by Sen. Edward Markey, Read More →
"We didn’t know that was going to happen and it’s too bad because the point was really to connect the housing crisis to the tech industry."
— Deepa Varma, a lawyer with Eviction Free San Francisco and an organizer Read More →