The startup behind Walmart’s shelf-scanning robots — TechCrunch

Earlier this week, Walmart announced a wide-scale expansion of in-store technology. The news came, of course, as the superstore chain is fighting Amazon’s encroachment with everything it has. The list includes several robotics technologies — a category in which Amazon has been invested for several years, beginning with the acquisition of Kiva systems in 2012.…

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Prospects brighten for US law to shield online consumer data — National Post

WASHINGTON — Momentum is gaining in Washington for a privacy law that could sharply rein in the ability of the largest technology companies to collect and distribute people’s personal data. A national law, the first of its kind in the U.S., could allow people to see or prohibit the use of their data. more…

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White House Chief of Staff says American taxpayers will ‘never’ see Trump tax returns — National Post

WASHINGTON — The American people will “never” see President Donald Trump’s tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, as an increasing number of American taxpayers ask, “Why and what is Trump hiding from the American people?”

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GOP Senators Defend John McCain After President Trump’s Attacks: ‘Genuine American Hero’ — TIME

(WASHINGTON) — Some Republican senators defended late John McCain as a “hero” on Wednesday after President Donald Trump again denounced the Arizonan, who died of brain cancer in August. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted that he misses his friend “today and every day.” “It was a blessing to serve alongside a rare patriot…

via GOP Senators Defend John McCain After President Trump’s Attacks: ‘Genuine American Hero’ — TIME

Waymo is gearing up to put a lot more self-driving cars on the road — TechCrunch

Waymo is opening another technical service center in the Phoenix area, an expansion that will allow the autonomous-vehicle technology startup to double its capacity in the area as it prepares to grow its commercial fleet. The new 85,000-square-foot center will be located in Mesa and is expected to open sometime in the second half of 2019…

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#Sprint customers say a glitch exposed other people’s account information — TechCrunch @sprint responds

Several Sprint customers have said they are seeing other customers’ personal information in their online accounts. One reader emailed TechCrunch with several screenshots describing the issue, warning that they could see other Sprint customers’ names and phone numbers. The reader said they informed the phone giant of the issue, and a Sprint representative said they…

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