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Amazon Wants to Scan Your License Plate

Identifying cars would help it speed up pickup times at brick-and-mortar stores—but it could use the information to track your location.
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A drive-through for your groceries: According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, that’s one of Amazon’s many ambitions for the next version of its grocery-delivery service, Fresh. The company will set up a series of “convenience stores,” the Journal reports, where it will sell basic goods like milk, produce, and meat.

Some locations will also allow people to pick up orders they placed online. Here’s how the Journal described that feature: