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Business News Roundup, March 24

Republican lawmakers moved to dismantle landmark Internet privacy protections for individuals Thursday, the first decisive strike against telecommunications and technology regulations created during the Obama [Read entire story]

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Bay Area rents fall, with San Francisco down 9% since last year

Bay Area rents have fallen across the region in 2017, new data from housing site Zumper released this week says, with the amount the average renter pays in San Francisco's tumbling 9 percent since its 2016 study. Zumper [Read entire story]

Airbnb cracks down on San Francisco hosts, booting out hundreds

Home-sharing company Airbnb says it has evicted 923 listings in San Francisco for violating its “One Host, One Home” policy. In a statement this week, Airbnb disclosed the figures of listings it had booted because [Read entire story]

Court strikes down S.F. law governing how much landlords must pay to relocate tenants

A San Francisco court has struck down a 2015 city law that allows payments of up to $50,000 in relocation assistance from landlords to tenants that have been evicted when a rental property goes off the market. The court [Read entire story]

Here are the Bay Area’s top tech billionaires, according to Forbes

Bay Area tech titans dominate the top of Forbes' 31st annual list of billionaires. More than 1,300 of the 2,043 people on this year's list were self-made billionaires. The total combined net worth of the entire group [Read entire story]

iCloud Hacked, 200M iPhone Users’ Data in Danger: Report

Hackers, calling themselves the Turkish Crime Family, claim to have hacked into Apple’s iCloud, accessing an estimated 200 million accounts. That’s a lot of photos, music files, and other personal data...Photo [Read entire story]

iCloud Hacked, 200M iPhone Users’ Data in Danger: Report

An extra ounce of digital prevention could save hundreds of millions of iPhone users a ton of worry.Hackers, calling themselves the Turkish Crime Family, claim to have hacked into Apple’s iCloud, accessing an [Read entire story]

iCloud Hacked, 200M iPhone Users’ Data in Danger: Report

An extra ounce of digital prevention could save hundreds of millions of iPhone users a ton of worry.Hackers, calling themselves the Turkish Crime Family, claim to have hacked into Apple’s iCloud, accessing an [Read entire story]

iCloud Hacked, 200M iPhone Users’ Data in Danger: Report

Hackers, calling themselves the Turkish Crime Family, claim to have hacked into Apple’s iCloud, accessing an estimated 200 million accounts. That’s a lot of photos, music files, and other personal data...Photo [Read entire story]

SF Startup Offers New Hires $10K De-Location Package

Talk about an astonishing turn of events.Citing the Bay Area’s astronomical rents, tech startup Zapier is paying new hires $10,000 to move away from here. 49ers Great Dwight Clark Announces He Has ALS No, you [Read entire story]

SF Startup Offers New Hires $10K De-Location Package

SF Startup Offers New Hires $10K De-Location Package

Talk about an astonishing turn of events.Citing the Bay Area’s astronomical rents, tech startup Zapier is paying new hires $10,000 to move away from here. 49ers Great Dwight Clark Announces He Has ALS No, you [Read entire story]

Vegetarian Burger Company Plants Roots In Oakland

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — It’s been called the most “real” tasting vegetarian hamburger yet, and pretty soon, Impossible Foods will be making its patties in Oakland. The Redwood City-based maker of a [Read entire story]

Vegetarian Burger Company Plants Roots In Oakland

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — It’s been called the most “real” tasting vegetarian hamburger yet, and pretty soon, Impossible Foods will be making its patties in Oakland. The Redwood City-based maker of a [Read entire story]

Alaska Airlines to drop Virgin America name in 2019

Since the merger, Alaska has toyed with the idea of keeping the Virgin America brand, which has crafted a quirky, tech-friendly image that focuses on its in-air experience. [...] the company will incorporate some of the [Read entire story]

Appeals Court Strikes Down SF Law On Tenant Relocation Payments

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A state appeals court has struck down the city of San Francisco’s most recent law on how much relocation assistance landlords must pay to tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act. A [Read entire story]

Appeals Court Strikes Down SF Law On Tenant Relocation Payments

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A state appeals court has struck down the city of San Francisco’s most recent law on how much relocation assistance landlords must pay to tenants evicted under the state’s Ellis Act. A [Read entire story]

At Facial Recognition Hearing, Congress Attacks FBI

Democrats and Republicans alike hammered the FBI on Wednesday for its use of facial recognition software to identify potential suspects, saying the technology fosters racial bias, leads to arrests of innocent people and [Read entire story]

Business News Roundup, March 23

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz presided over his last annual shareholder meeting as head of the company Wednesday by standing by its pledge to hire refugees and expanding on previously announced goals to hire veterans and [Read entire story]

Tech workers fear diversity efforts could be undermined

Since the 2016 presidential election, tech companies and their workers have been on high alert, anxiously looking out for ways the Trump administration’s policies and preferences might affect them. A January survey of [Read entire story]