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Stores Make Push in Scan and Go Tech, Hope Shoppers Adopt It

Stores Make Push in Scan and Go Tech, Hope Shoppers Adopt It

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Feb 24
Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they're done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as they roam the aisles.

Stores Make Push in Scan and Go Tech, Hope Shoppers Adopt It

Stores Make Push in Scan and Go Tech, Hope Shoppers Adopt It

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Feb 24
Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they're done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as they roam the aisles.

Shooting Survivors Endure New Assault - from Online Trolls

Shooting Survivors Endure New Assault - from Online Trolls

By Alina Hartounian | Feb 23
Just days after watching their classmates die, survivors of the Florida school shooting came under a different kind of assault, this time from online trolls who threatened the students as they seek tighter gun laws.

SpaceX Launches Spanish Satellite, 2 Others from California

SpaceX Launches Spanish Satellite, 2 Others from California

By John Antczak | Feb 23
An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain and two experimental satellites for internet service were successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday.

White Nationalist is Latest to Sue over Social Media Ban

White Nationalist is Latest to Sue over Social Media Ban

By Paul Elias | Feb 23
A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his accounts at a time when social networks are trying to crack down on hateful and abusive content without appearing to censor unpopular opinions.

Another Former Employee Sues Google Over Issues of Diversity

Another Former Employee Sues Google Over Issues of Diversity

Feb 22
Another former Google employee is suing the tech company over issues of diversity.

U.S. Doing Little to Combat Russia Meddling in Next Elections

U.S. Doing Little to Combat Russia Meddling in Next Elections

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Feb 22
The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump's intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. has done little to combat Russian election meddling .

Maduro: Digital Currency Puts Venezuela on Tech Vanguard

Maduro: Digital Currency Puts Venezuela on Tech Vanguard

By Scott Smith and Christine Armario | Feb 21
Cash-strapped Venezuela on Tuesday became the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move President Nicolas Maduro celebrated as putting his country on the world's technological forefront.

Insiders: Russia Troll Farm Even Zanier Than Indictment Says

Insiders: Russia Troll Farm Even Zanier Than Indictment Says

By Raphael Satter and Nataliya Vasilyeva | Feb 21
A Clinton-Obama sex tape using body doubles. A Facebook page promoting Texas independence riddled with grammatical mistakes. Islamic State anthems blasting out during the nightshift.

Ex-workers at Russian 'Troll Factory' Trust U.S. Indictment

Ex-workers at Russian 'Troll Factory' Trust U.S. Indictment

By Naira Davlashyan and Irina Titova | Feb 20
The aim of the factory's work was either to influence voters or to undermine their faith in the U.S. political system, the 37-page indictment states.

Facebook to Verify Ads with Postcards After Russian Meddling

Facebook to Verify Ads with Postcards After Russian Meddling

Feb 19
Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office.

Surprise Visit: Police Warn Alleged Darknet Drug Buyers

Surprise Visit: Police Warn Alleged Darknet Drug Buyers

By Mike Corder | Feb 18
It was an unexpected knock on the door for those who allegedly bought drugs anonymously - or so they thought - on a darknet market place.

How to Get Cleaner Air? Germany Considers Free Mass Transit

How to Get Cleaner Air? Germany Considers Free Mass Transit

Feb 18
How best to get cleaner air? Some officials in Germany want residents to leave their polluting cars at home.

Indictment: Social Media Firms Got Played by Russian Agents

Indictment: Social Media Firms Got Played by Russian Agents

By Matt O'Brien and Mae Anderson | Feb 17
The election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists.

Apple's New Speaker Making an Unwelcome Mark in Some Homes

Apple's New Speaker Making an Unwelcome Mark in Some Homes

By Michael Liedtke | Feb 17
Apple's new internet-connected speaker is proving to be more appealing to the ears than to the eyes, depending on where the device is placed.

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