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Israeli Firm Says It Can Turn Garbage Into Bio-Based Plastic

Israeli Firm Says It Can Turn Garbage Into Bio-Based Plastic

By Ilan Ben Zion | Mar 25
Christopher Sveen points at the heap of refuse rotting in the desert heat. "This is the mine of the future," he beams. An Israeli company has patented a process to convert household trash, diverting waste from landfills into reusable bio-based plastic.

Whistleblower Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at Trump Campaign

Whistleblower Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at Trump Campaign

By Danica Kirka | Mar 23
"My ears perked up when I started hearing some of these things like 'drain the swamp' or 'build the wall' or 'the deep state' because these were all narratives that had come out from the research that we were doing."

China to Recruit Civilian Astronauts, Boost Crewed Missions

China to Recruit Civilian Astronauts, Boost Crewed Missions

Mar 6
China will begin recruiting civilian astronauts for its military-backed space program and plans to increase the number of crewed missions to around two a year, a top official with the country's space program said.

Q&A: Facebook's CTO Talks About Fake News, Russia

Q&A: Facebook's CTO Talks About Fake News, Russia

By Ryan Nakashima | Mar 5
Under fire for Russian abuse of its service during the 2016 presidential election, the spread of fake news and more, Facebook has promised to right the ship this year.

Bitcoin Heist: 600 Powerful Computers Stolen in Iceland

Bitcoin Heist: 600 Powerful Computers Stolen in Iceland

By Egill Bjarnason | Mar 5
Some 600 computers used to "mine" bitcoin and other virtual currencies have been stolen from data centers in Iceland in what police say is the biggest series of thefts ever in the North Atlantic island nation.

Twitter CEO Asks for Help on 'Civility'; YouTube Stumbles

Twitter CEO Asks for Help on 'Civility'; YouTube Stumbles

By Ryan Nakashima | Mar 4
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is asking for help improving the openness and civility of conversation on Twitter, saying the company failed to prevent misinformation, echo chambers and abuse of its global messaging service.

Russian Election Assault Poses Quandary for 2018 Campaigns

Russian Election Assault Poses Quandary for 2018 Campaigns

By Tom LoBianco and Steve Peoples | Mar 2
Encrypted messages. Two-factor authentication. Real-time monitoring of social media for malicious internet bot activity. This is the new reality for candidates running in 2018, after the schemes Russia used to disrupt the 2016 campaign.

Less is More as Companies Explore Shopping by Voice

Less is More as Companies Explore Shopping by Voice

By Anick Jesdanun | Feb 28
A shift to voice-centric services is forcing businesses to rethink how they present information to consumers - and spurring new efforts to help them do so.

Governors Worry About Cyberattacks During Fall Elections

Governors Worry About Cyberattacks During Fall Elections

By Steve Peoples | Feb 27
Will your vote be safe this year from foreign adversaries working to undermine U.S. democracy? Some of the nation's governors aren't so sure.

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.

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