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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 …

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

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 ordered an extra shot and wondered what joys will come when people begin to mix and match pretty …

Job growth in private sector slow, but steady

Business News<p>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 …

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 …

Codes of Conduct

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

<b>(AP/Domenico Stinellis)</b><p>Pope Francis urged G-20 leaders to reach a peaceful solution to end the conflict in Syria<p>Associated Press<p>September 5, 2013 1:05pm (UTC)<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 …

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 …

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

Between 2007 and 2008, the recession caused millions of Americans fell into what the Agriculture Department calls "food insecurity." The economy has …

Wal-Mart workers in 15 cities protest over minimum wage

<b>Employee protesting in front of Walmart (AP/J Pat Carter)</b><p>Protesters in New York, Washington state are arrested as hundreds demonstrate around the country<p>Natasha Lennard<p>September 5, 2013 5:50pm (UTC)<p><b>Updated, 5 p.m. EDT:</b> While, as Ned Resnikoff noted for MSNBC, protest actions have been somewhat …

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 …

Middle East

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 | Jenni Russell

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. …

President Obama Considers Address to Nation on Syria

Sergei Karpukhin, Pool/AP Photo<p>President Obama is considering a high-profile address to the nation on the need for military intervention in Syria - a …