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Here's Why Snapseed for Google+ is Worth Your Attention

Google announced Wednesday that it is bringing its Snapseed photo editor features into Google+, marking the company’s latest effort to make the photo technology available to more, while boosting the appeal of its social network.<p>I know what you’re thinking: ‘Google+, meh, why do I care?’<p>Well, …

Vodafone Hacked: Bank Details for 2 Million Customers in Germany Taken

One of Vodafone’s servers has been hacked in Germany, giving those responsible access to personal information for 2 million people who had applied for a new contract or account with the network operator.<p>Spotted by Engadget (via Bloomberg) Vodafone says the attack appears to have been carried out by …

BUSTED: Recent Microsoft Windows Phone Spokesperson Jessica Alba Caught With An iPhone At Fashion Week

Last November, Jessica Alba was doing ads for Microsoft's Windows Phone.<p>Looks like she wasn't that into the Windows Phone, because she was photographed using an iPhone at New York's Fashion Week.<p>A Microsoft spokesperson reached tells us her contract expired in May, and that she still uses her Lumia …

Windows Phone

Google's New Moto X ad mercilessly mocks iPhone 5C

Apple's sudden lurch into colorful personalization is surely the target of the latest Moto X ad.<p>I was standing in line at Starbucks this morning, when I saw that the lady in front of me had a white iPhone.<p>Surrounding it, though, was a bright blue casing with strawberries all over it.<p>Naturally, I …

iPhone

Job growth in private sector slow, but steady

The private sector added 176,000 jobs in August, a widely watched survey showed Thursday, while weekly jobless claims declined again, showing that the employment picture continues to notch slow but steady gains.<p>Weekly claims fell another 9,000 to 323,000, consistent with an improving climate that …

Employment

Apple Investigating Worker-Abuse Charges at “iPhone C” Supplier

Apple hasn’t even launched the less-expensive iPhone it’s rumored to have in the pipeline, but already a company involved in its manufacture stands …

Study: Generosity Is More Evolutionarily Advantageous Than Selfishness

The Prisoner’s Dilemma is the gift that keeps on giving, to researchers<p><b>Problem:</b> It’s a problem, or a dilemma, as old as time. Let’s rehash, quickly. Your classic prisoner’s dilemma involves two prisoners being interrogated separately. If both deny committing the crime, they serve a short prison …

No Dreads Allowed

A Tulsa school told 7 year old Tiana Parker her dreadlocks were not acceptable as part of its policy that states that “hairstyles such as dreadlocks, …

Pope: Abandon “futile” military Syria solution

Pope Francis urged G-20 leaders to reach a peaceful solution to end the conflict in Syria<p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has urged leaders of the Group of 20 to abandon the "futile pursuit" of a military solution in Syria and work instead for dialogue and negotiation to end the conflict.<p>In a …

Up next: The administration’s pivot to Africa

The startling size, scope, and growth of U.S. military operations on the African continent<p>Nick Turse<p>September 5, 2013 3:22pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>They’re involved in Algeria and Angola, Benin and Botswana, Burkina Faso and Burundi, Cameroon and the Cape Verde Islands. …

'Boots On The Ground' In Syria Just Became A Lot More Likely

Julian Barnes of the WSJ reports [emphasis ours]:<p>The revised options under development, which reflect Pentagon concerns that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has dispersed his military equipment, include <b>the use of Air Force bombers</b> to supplement the four Navy destroyers armed with missiles that are …

Middle East

Progressive Democrats Doubt Syria Strategy

Host Michel Martin hears from two members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus about why they're reluctant to approve a U.S. strike on Syria. She's joined by Representative Barbara Lee of California and Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>I'm Michel Martin …

Middle East

GOP Aims to Cut $40 Billion Out of Food Stamps to Foil Illusory ‘Cheaters’

Still bewitched by myths of ‘welfare queens,’ the GOP will try once again to gut the food stamp program.<p>Between 2007 and 2008, the recession caused …

Wal-Mart workers in 15 cities protest over minimum wage

Protesters in New York, Washington state are arrested as hundreds demonstrate around the country<p><b>Updated, 5 p.m. EDT:</b> While, as Ned Resnikoff noted for MSNBC, protest actions have been somewhat "muted" in most partaking cities, the response from authorities has been severe. Twitter reports that …

Americans’ Worries About Internet Privacy Go Beyond NSA Surveillance

Marina Koren<p>Sept. 5, 2013, 9:55 a.m.<p>Amer­ic­ans are stock­pil­ing their pri­vacy. Ac­cord­ing to a new Pew sur­vey, 86 per­cent of In­ter­net users …

A Syria Strike Won’t Spark an Oil Crisis

It’s the night­mare scen­ario: The United States strikes Syr­ia, con­flict spreads throughout the Middle East, the re­gion’s oil ex­ports slow to a …

Obama cancels California trip to make Syria case

WASHINGTON-- PresidentObamawill not travel to California next week so that he can press his case to members ofCongressfor a military strike against Syria, theWhite Houseannounced.<p>Obama was scheduled to address the<p>AFL-CIO’s quadrennial convention in Los Angeles and attend a party fundraiser. The …

For Syria there is no safe, morally pure solution

Obama's conviction that he must deter a dictator is right. Watching and deploring has its own appalling consequences<p>Ten years ago the leaders of Britain and America took us in to wars in Afghanistan and iraq fuelled by a messianic certainty about their ability to transform the world as they wished. …