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Worse than Wal-Mart: Amazon’s sick brutality and secret history of ruthlessly intimidating workers

<b>(Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)</b><p>You might find your Prime membership morally indefensible after reading these stories about worker mistreatment<p>Simon Head<p>February 23, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans”<p>When I first did research on Walmart’s workplace …

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Deadly Storm to Produce Another Round of Snow, Sleet

A brutal winter storm – now blamed for 18 deaths – will deliver one last blow of snow and sleet before warmer air moves in Friday, forecasters say.<p>The nearly weeklong storm took a big toll from Texas to New England, producing a messy mix of ice-slicked roads, power outages and whiteout conditions …

Top iPad apps gone free for

Subscribe to our newsletter:<p>Prices were last updated 10 minutes ago<p>We find the best iPad app gone free for you daily. Our appPicker PDI selects only …

Here’s the app teens use more than Facebook — and of course, it’s not Twitter

Young folks are starting to shy away from Facebook in favor of a few new sites and services — and it’s not Snapchat or Twitter.<p>According to a study conducted by research firm NextAdvisor, Tumblr and Instagram are both trending with teens; Facebook is on the downswing; Twitter’s a hit with just one …

Hackers crack major data firms, sell info to ID thieves, says report

An illegal service that sells personal data "on any U.S. resident" -- which can then be used for identity theft -- hacked into servers at several major data aggregators including LexisNexis and Dun & Bradstreet, according to a report.<p>The service's customers have, the report said, "spent hundreds of …

Identity Theft

Home-care workers are not baby sitters!

Thanks to a new rule change, 2 million Americans will finally be treated as dignified adults. Here’s what it means<p>In a major and long-awaited move, the U.S. Department of Labor last week announced a finalized regulatory change that will extend federal minimum wage and overtime protections to nearly …

I have Clinton fatigue — and it’s not even 2014 yet

Two Clintonland profiles remind us of the power couple’s coziness with corporate America and the top 1 percent<p>I’m on record hoping Hillary Clinton runs for president. Or at least I thought I hoped that. But reading two masterworks on Clintonland back to back on Monday morning – Joe Hagen’s Clinton …

U.S. Army Set to Ban Tattoos Below the Elbow or Knees

The U.S. mil­it­ary and tat­toos have an en­tangled his­tory. The rise of the tat­too in pop­u­lar cul­ture star­ted with floods of inked vet­er­ans …

No one hates you because you don’t have student debt

Helpful tip: Being an entitled jerk will make people hate you pretty fast<p>This weekend, Thought Catalog published the story of a woman who feels judged by other people (her doorman, acquaintances, unnamed adversaries) because she is an intern who is not poor and can wear fine suits. She can feel the …

Family Research Council: “Nothing more Christian” than kicking 4 million people off food stamps

Letting millions go hungry is part of the “path to worthiness” and “self-sufficiency,” the FRC’s Ken Blackwell says<p>Former Ohio secretary of state and current senior fellow with the Family Research Council Ken Blackwell thinks that kicking 4 million people off of food stamps is a very Christian …

GOP star rails against non-Christians and their “false religion”

E.W. Jackson, the Virginia GOP’s candidate for lieutenant governor, has some choice words for non-Christians<p>E.W. Jackson, the minister, lawyer and Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in the state of Virginia, is not a man known to hold his tongue. Slavery wasn't as bad to black families as …

Republicans Plot New Strategy for Keystone Pipeline, Eyeing Debt-Ceiling Bill

Frus­trated by their in­ab­il­ity to man­date con­struc­tion of the Key­stone XL pipeline through le­gis­la­tion, con­gres­sion­al Re­pub­lic­ans are …

iOS 7 Bug Lets Anyone Bypass iPhone's Lockscreen To Hijack Photos, Email, Or Twitter

Forget the debate around the security or insecurity of the iPhone 5s’s fingerprint reader. The latest version of the iPhone’s operating system currently offers a gaping hole in its old-fashioned passcode lockscreen.<p>Jose Rodriguez, a 36-year-old soldier living in Spain’s Canary Islands, has found a …

German Hacker Group Says It's Broken The iPhone's TouchID Fingerprint Reader

For a few German hackers, breaking Apple’s much-hyped fingerprint reader seems to have been little more than a one-weekend project.<p>On Sunday, the Berlin-based hacker group known as the Chaos Computer Club–and more specifically a member of the group who goes by the name Starbug–announced that …

Apple's A7 chip makes a run at Intel

Is Apple simply engaging in PR puffery when it talks about its "desktop" A7 chip? Not so fast.<p>Apple's claims for the first 64-bit "desktop class architecture" in a smartphone does sound like hype at first. A 64-bit design doesn't make any difference to most people, so it's marketing tripe -- so …

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Woman trades Louis Vuitton bag 'to keep Steve Jobs' memory alive'

I understand that Samsung has been trying to discover why on earth people stand in line to buy new iPhones.<p>To many, it's a mystery.<p>So please meet Exhibit A (for Apple fanperson). This is Lisa Hoffman. On Friday, she was fifth in line to buy her beloved iPhone 5S at the King St store in Charleston, …

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Steve Jobs’ childhood home could become a protected historical site

CNN reports that the childhood home of Steve Jobs could soon become a protected historical site as a Los Altos Historical Commission is set to perform an evaluation of the property today. The property, located at 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos, California, was Jobs’ childhood home since the seventh …

Apple 'Back on Track' After iPhone Debut Sets New Sales Record

Apple blew past estimates and set a record for opening weekend sales of its new iPhones, saying today that it sold more than 9 million units of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Analysts were counting on sales between 5 to 6.5 million.<p>The company, in a regulatory filing, also said that its sales and …

Gold iPhone 5S sells for $10K on eBay, worth just $649

You can buy a lot of things with $10,100 -- unless we're talking hard-to-find iPhones on eBay.<p>That's how much one eBay buyer paid for a 16GB unlocked iPhone 5S in gold, a device that's currently back-ordered into next month.<p>The US-based seller "Papakar" put the device up for sale Sunday afternoon. …

Obama, Clinton to begin ACA rollout

President Barack Obama will kick off his administration’s six-month rollout of Obamacare during a “conversation” Tuesday with former President Bill Clinton.<p>With the Obamacare insurance exchanges set to open Oct. 1, the White House is deploying the president, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice …