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Google's Little-Seen Ad About Gay Marriage In France Will Have You Choking Back The Tears

Before gay marriage became legalized in France last month, the folks at Google found a way to allow same sex couples to legally exchange vows: via a Belgian mayor conducting ceremonies in Google Hangout. Gay marriage is legal in Belgium.<p>The Belgian mayor has married Chilean couples on the Google …

Google Hangout

Apple says it can’t read your iMessages. What about everything else?

Apple yesterday joined Google and Microsoft in publishing information about the requests it receives from the US government for users’ data. Its report, which says it received somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000 requests in the six months to May 31, contained an interesting side note.<p>There are …

Privacy

Pew: Americans Agree U.S. Should Stay Out Of Syrian Conflict

Americans are polarized about many things, it seems, but according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & Press, they agree that the United States should stay out of the Syrian conflict.<p>Seventy percent of those polled said they oppose the U.S. and its allies sending arms to …

Former Microsoft manager wants to create 'Starbucks of Pot'

Washington's new law legalizing marijuana will go into effect in late 2013.<p>SEATTLE (AP) — For the activists who led the effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state last fall, Jamen Shively was one of their biggest fears: an aspiring pot profiteer whose unabashed dreams of building …