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How Retailers Use Smartphones To Track Shoppers In The Store

Retailers aren't only tracking consumers online; they're also doing it when consumers shop in brick-and-mortar stores. Robert Siegel talks to Latanya Sweeney, chief technology officer for the Federal Trade Commission, about how the tracking works and whether consumers can opt out.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT …

Software That Sees Employees, Not Outsiders, As The Real Threat

A growing number of companies are under pressure to protect sensitive data — and not just from hackers lurking outside the digital walls. They're also looking to protect it from insiders — employees who may want to swipe information such as customer bank account numbers or electronic medical …

Growing Worker Shortage Looms Over Logging Industry's Future

Timber is big business in Tennessee. About $1 billion worth of the state's tree products is shipped abroad every year. But within the industry, there is concern that there may soon be too few loggers to keep the profession going.<p>The Redfern family has been working the state's forests for four …

Can Schools Solve The Tech Industry's Pipeline Problem?

It's been only a couple of weeks since Google released the diversity numbers on its workforce, and there's been a lot of talk since then about why the tech giant and others in the industry don't really reflect the American population as a whole.<p>A well-written piece today in Mother Jones offers some …

In The Making Of Megafarms, A Mixture Of Pride And Pain

It seems that everybody, going back at least to Thomas Jefferson, loves small family farms.<p>Yet those beloved small farms are becoming increasingly irrelevant. Big farms are taking over.<p>According to the latest census of American agriculture, released this year, there are two million farms in …