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Marketplace Tech for Friday, July 19, 2013
Jul 19, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Friday, July 19, 2013

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In Seattle, the world's largest tunnel boring machine is about to get to work. Big Bertha -- named for former city mayor Bertha Knight Landes -- looks kind of like a giant, blue-tipped mechanical cigarette, except it's way cooler. And, drones could be worth more dead than alive in Dear Trail, Colorado. The town is considering offering hunting licenses and $100 bounties for unmanned aerial vehicles.

 

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ACLU warns of license plate tracking

Jul 19, 2013
The American Civil Liberties Union says it has found another instance of Americans being tracked by the government. Not online, but on the road through license plate tracking.

Meet Big Bertha, Seattle's ginormous tunnel boring machine

Jul 19, 2013
Big Bertha, named for former city mayor Bertha Knight Landes, will dig up to 100 feet a day and build a massive tunnel under the city for a new freeway.

Could retail tracking lead to customer discrimination?

Jul 19, 2013
Retail stores have moved beyond Internet cookies to physical tracking, what's the big deal?

In Seattle, the world’s largest tunnel boring machine is about to get to work. Big Bertha — named for former city mayor Bertha Knight Landes — looks kind of like a giant, blue-tipped mechanical cigarette, except it’s way cooler. And, drones could be worth more dead than alive in Dear Trail, Colorado. The town is considering offering hunting licenses and $100 bounties for unmanned aerial vehicles.

 

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