San Francisco Is the First U.S. City to Ban E-Cigarettes Sales

Although San Francisco is home to America’s most popular e-cigarette brand, city officials are signaling that they want nothing to do with Juul. The city voted Tuesday to ban sales of e-cigarettes, making it illegal to sell nicotine vaporizer products in stores or for online retailers to ship the goods to San Francisco addresses. The […]

Data Sheet—What’s Wrong With San Francisco

It is open season on the technology industry and its capital city. And not without reason. The behemoth tech companies that created so much excitement, value, and utility for consumers everywhere have worn out their welcome for the time being. Facebook abetted the ruination of democracy. Twitter has helped foul the national discourse. Apple has […]

San Francisco Bans Facial-Recognition Tools for Its Police and Other City Departments

Concerned that some new surveillance technologies may be too intrusive, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial-recognition tools by its police and other municipal departments. The Board of Supervisors approved the Stop Secret Surveillance ordinance Tuesday, culminating a re-examination of city policy that began with the false arrest of […]

E-Cigarette Sales May Get Stamped Out in San Francisco City Limits

Officials in San Francisco proposed two bills that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes in the city as well as prevent e-cigarette companies like Juul from opening new offices on city-owned property. The bills were authored by San Francisco District Attorney Dennis Herrera and Supervisor Shamann Walton. One of them would ban e-cigarettes in San […]

San Francisco Housing Price Surge Expected With New IPO Millionaires

San Francisco is about to see an increase in millionaire residents as multiple high tech start-ups become public companies, which is adding further pressure on the city’s limited affordable housing. Uber, Lyft, Slack, Postmates, Pinterest, and Airbnb are readying their initial public stock offerings, which will potentially lead to billions of dollars flowing into the […]