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Nuro, Kroger Bringing Automated Grocery Delivery to Customers

Nuro, Kroger Bringing Automated Grocery Delivery to Customers

Dec 18
Nuro and grocery chain Kroger are teaming up to bring unmanned delivery service to customers.

AP Sources: Trump Plans to Create U.S. Space Command

AP Sources: Trump Plans to Create U.S. Space Command

By Zeke Miller and Lolita C. Baldour | Dec 18
President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order soon, possibly as early as Tuesday, creating a U.S. Space Command that will better organize and advance the military's vast operations in space, U.S. officials say.

Report: China Is Driving Use of Armed Drones in Middle East

Report: China Is Driving Use of Armed Drones in Middle East

By Zeina Karam | Dec 18
The use of armed drones in the Middle East, driven largely by sales from China, has grown significantly in the past few years with an increasing number of countries and other parties using them in regional conflicts to lethal effects, a new report said.

California Is First State to Mandate Zero-Emission Bus Fleet

California Is First State to Mandate Zero-Emission Bus Fleet

Dec 18
California moved Friday to eliminate climate-changing fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road.

'Fresh Prince' Star Sues Maker of Video Games Over His Dance

'Fresh Prince' Star Sues Maker of Video Games Over His Dance

Dec 18
"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games.

ICYMI: California Withdraws 'Text Tax' after FCC Ruling

ICYMI: California Withdraws 'Text Tax' after FCC Ruling

Dec 18
The California Public Utilities Commission reversed course after a Federal Communications Commission ruling last week classified text messaging as an information service and not a telecommunications service.

Report: Russia Still Using Social Media to Roil U.S. Politics

Report: Russia Still Using Social Media to Roil U.S. Politics

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Dec 18
Russia's sweeping political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media was more far-reaching than originally thought - and troll farms are still working to stoke racial and political passions in America at a time of high political discord.

Tumblr Will Soon Start Banning Adult Content

Tumblr Will Soon Start Banning Adult Content

Dec 17
Tumblr will soon ban adult content, including porn, from its blogging platform.

Facebook Hosts Offline Privacy 'Pop-Up' in New York City

Facebook Hosts Offline Privacy 'Pop-Up' in New York City

By Barbara Ortutay | Dec 16
Wrapping up a year of privacy scandals, congressional hearings and a host of other problems, Facebook hosted a one-day "pop-up" event in New York City's Bryant Park on Thursday, hoping to talk to users.

Bad Review? Owners Should Address Online Reviewers' Concerns

Bad Review? Owners Should Address Online Reviewers' Concerns

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Dec 16
Marketing consultants and owners themselves say the best way to handle negative online reviews is to acknowledge that the customer is unhappy and offer to discuss the problem offline.

Who's Mining Your Internet Data the Best? Would you Believe PornHub?

Who's Mining Your Internet Data the Best? Would you Believe PornHub?

Dec 16
What companies data-mine your Internet experience the best? Would you be surprised it isn't streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon and YouTube? No, it is the porn industry.

Bug May Have Exposed Photos from 7M Facebook Users

Bug May Have Exposed Photos from 7M Facebook Users

By Barbara Ortutay and Michael Liedtke | Dec 15
Facebook's privacy controls have broken down yet again, this time through a software flaw affecting nearly 7 million users who had photos exposed to a much wider audience than intended.

Skip Fights About Digital Devices over the Holidays — Instead, Let Them Bring Your Family Together

Skip Fights About Digital Devices over the Holidays — Instead, Let Them Bring Your Family Together

By Sheila R. Cotten | Dec 15
Older adults, who are often lonely and socially isolated, can look forward to reconnecting with family and friends during the holidays. However, when technology enters the picture, gatherings may not be quite so positive.

Billionaire Builds Beach Access App After Violating Rules

Billionaire Builds Beach Access App After Violating Rules

Dec 15
A tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding in a redwood grove violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 spots where people can get to the coastline.

Iran Hackers Hunt Nuclear Workers, U.S. Targets

Iran Hackers Hunt Nuclear Workers, U.S. Targets

By Raphael Satter | Dec 14
As U.S. President Donald Trump re-imposed harsh economic sanctions on Iran last month, hackers scrambled to break into personal emails of American officials tasked with enforcing them.

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