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Hertz, Clear Partner to Speed Rentals with Biometric Scans

Hertz, Clear Partner to Speed Rentals with Biometric Scans

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Dec 11
Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car.

40 Percent of Diners Post Photos of Their Meals on Social Media

40 Percent of Diners Post Photos of Their Meals on Social Media

Dec 11
Four in 10 diners now post photos of their meals on social media when dining out, according to a study.

Google CEO Faces House Grilling on Breach, China Censorship

Google CEO Faces House Grilling on Breach, China Censorship

By Marcy Gordon | Dec 11
Google's CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands.

Google Accelerates Plus Closure After Another Privacy Lapse

Google Accelerates Plus Closure After Another Privacy Lapse

By Michael Liedtke | Dec 11
Google is still having trouble protecting the personal information on its Plus service, prodding the company to accelerate its plans to shut down a little-used social network created to compete against Facebook.

Custom Officers Searching More Travelers' Electronic Devices

Custom Officers Searching More Travelers' Electronic Devices

By Colleen Long | Dec 11
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are searching the electronic devices of travelers more often, and did not always follow proper protocol, a new watchdog report has found.

Grindr Exec Quits Over President's Gay Marriage Remarks

Grindr Exec Quits Over President's Gay Marriage Remarks

Dec 10
The head of Grindr's communications announced he has resigned following remarks the gay dating app's president made about marriage equality.

Mmm ... Bacon! Vending Machine a Hit on Ohio State U Campus

Mmm ... Bacon! Vending Machine a Hit on Ohio State U Campus

Dec 10
Many Ohio State University students are taking a break from studying for final exams by making a bacon run.

SpaceX Christmas Delivery Arrives at Space Station

SpaceX Christmas Delivery Arrives at Space Station

By Marcia Dunn | Dec 9
A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out.

Australia Anti-Encryption Law Rushed to Passage

Australia Anti-Encryption Law Rushed to Passage

By Rod McGuirk | Dec 9
A newly enacted law rushed through Australia's parliament will compel technology companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google to disable encryption protections so police can better pursue terrorists.

Suicide Recorded on Cell Phone Sends Utah Man to Prison

Suicide Recorded on Cell Phone Sends Utah Man to Prison

Dec 8
A Utah man who helped a teenager kill herself and filmed the act to fulfill what prosecutors called a fascination with death was sentenced Friday to at least five years and up to life in prison.

Sails Make a Comeback as Shipping Tries to Go Green

Sails Make a Comeback as Shipping Tries to Go Green

By Kelvin Chan | Dec 8
European and U.S. tech companies, including one backed by airplane maker Airbus, are pitching futuristic sails to help cargo ships harness the free and endless supply of wind power.

EU Steps Up Fight Against 'Fake News' Ahead of Elections

EU Steps Up Fight Against 'Fake News' Ahead of Elections

Dec 7
European Union authorities want internet companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter to file monthly reports on their progress eradicating "fake news" campaigns from their platforms ahead of elections next year.

Documents Show Facebook Used User Data As Competitive Weapon

Documents Show Facebook Used User Data As Competitive Weapon

By Danica Kirka, Frank Bajak, and Barbara Ortutay | Dec 7
Internal Facebook documents released by a U.K. parliamentary committee offer the clearest evidence yet that the social network has used its enormous trove of user data as a competitive weapon, often in ways designed to keep its users in the dark.

5 Worst Topics to Discuss on A Dating App

5 Worst Topics to Discuss on A Dating App

Dec 7
We all were told it's impolite to talk money, politics, and religion with people you don't know well. The principle applies to dating apps, but no one ever told you there are more rules in online dating etiquette.

Here's How Long Milo Yiannopoulos was on Patreon Before Getting Banned

Here's How Long Milo Yiannopoulos was on Patreon Before Getting Banned

Dec 6
It wasn't long before openly gay alt-right provocateur and former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos was booted from the crowdfunding/membership platform Patreon.

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