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Steven Sotloff

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ISIS released a video purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff who vanished in Syria in 2013

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Ukraine says it is now battling the Russian military

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While the U.S. says Russia has made an “illegal incursion” on Ukrainian territory, Kiev says there’s now thousands of troops at the rebels side

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Pentagon says Islamist leader was target of Somalia airstrike

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Rear Adm. John Kirby, Pentagon spokesman said Ahmed Abdi Godane, who leads the extremist al-Shabaab group, was the focus of the attack but it is unclear if he was killed

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Icelandic volcano produces mile-long lava flows

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Dramatic footage shows the second Holuhraun lava eruption, which has produced lava streams several miles long and fissures up to 100 meters high. Volcanologists are monitoring the activity and say another eruption could damage infrastructure and effect inhabitants.

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Peshmerga fighters of Iraq

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Militias battle ISIS in Iraqi Kurdistan

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Apple Says iCloud Wasn’t Breached, It’s Not Responsible For The Naked Celebrity Photos

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The internet has been all aflutter lately since news got around that naked photos of various female celebrities were circulating online due to the efforts of a hacker. How exactly did this happen? At least some of the blame seems to be pointed toward iCloud, Apple’s online storage service. Apple says they’ve done an investigation on the matter, and they’re now claiming that iCloud itself wasn’t breached.
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2 Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Are Freed After DNA Tests

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Two mentally disabled half-brothers were declared innocent after a hearing in a North Carolina court focused on DNA tests that appear to exonerate them.





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The Leaked Photos Of McKayla Maroney Were Taken When She Was Under Age, And Reddit Is Freaking Out

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McKayla Maroney, a member of the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team in 2012 at age 16, was among the celebrities whose pictures were part of this weekend’s massivenude photo leak.

After learning that Maroney may be underage in her leaked photos, Reddit moderators are freaking out.

The moderators of a subreddit called The Fappening, where many of the celebrities’ leaked photos have been posted, published a warning to its users on Tuesday afternoon.

The mods say that all pictures of gymnast McKayla Maroney will be deleted since they could potentially be classified as child pornography.The Reddit postwas originally spotted by BuzzFeed.

Here’s the full warning from Reddit:

The reddit.com site admins have let us know that McKayla Maroney was underage in the photos as well and that we need to remove them. If we don’t remove them, then this subreddit will most likely be banned (very quickly).

Liz Lee was not part of the leaks, but people have been posting her images anyways. Liz’s pictures were taken in 2007 when she was 16 years old by an ex of hers. He is a current sex offender because he posted them to 4chan. We have been instructed by the reddit admins to remove these images as well.

http://reddit.com/rules

If you are skeptical in any way, just remember that it is better to be safe than sorry.

Due to this, we will be removingany and allthings that contain their images. It is considered CP (Child Pornography), and breaksreddit’s site-wide rules(in addition to international law,age of consent is completely different than child pornography),and will get this subreddit bannedif we were to allow them to be posted.

On another note: please use other hosting sites besides imgur.com. We have a large list ofwhitelisted domains listed herethat you should be uploading to besides imgur. Do not put all of your eggs in one basket.

That is all for now, stay tuned for further updates.

Pictures circulating on the subreddit of MTV star Liz Lee were allegedly taken when she was 16, reports BuzzFeed. Lee’s photos were not among those leaked this weekend.

The nude photo leak has affected celebrities across the board—from models like Kate Upton to actresses like Jennifer Lawrence.

SEE ALSO:APPLE STATEMENT ON CELEBRITY HACKING: Our Systems Weren’t Breached

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Sponsored: TechRadar Tip Off: Just in time for Halloween, win a giant brain from GamesRadar

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They say a brain is a beautiful thing to waste and since two brains are better than one, we here at TechRadar want to help you bring home a spooky noggin’ in time for the holidays.

Our sister site GamesRadar has teamed up with the horror-ble team at Bethesda to bring to life a replica brain from the upcoming survival game The Evil Within. The best (or worst) part? It can be all yours.

To enter, all you need to do is download The Evil Within photo app on either Google Play or the iTunes App Store, and submit a picture of yourself sporting the signature barbed-wire. Don’t do the smartphone thing? Check out The Evil Within’s Facebook app for other ways to enter.

Oh, and you might want to get a move on – the contest ends frighteningly soon.

Enter to win your second head on The Evil Within’s Facebook page!





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Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff

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Apparent execution comes after Sotloff’s mother issued a direct plea to the extremist group’s leader to spare her son’s life

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Parents Didn’t Realize Gun Instructor Had Been Shot, Police Say

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A family on vacation in Las Vegas did not initially realize that a shooting range instructor had been shot in the head when their 9-year-old daughter lost control of an Uzi, according to a police report.





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Escape Games

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Can you get out in time? Team-based role-playing game brings video game scenario to life

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D-Day vets honored by French town

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Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France was one of the first towns to be liberated by Allied forces on D-Day. Some of its citizens honored those American troops in a ceremony at the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, S.C. WCSC has the story.

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Someone Finally Made the Glorious Loki Movie You’ve Been Waiting For

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There are few villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe more beloved than Loki. He may never get an official vehicles, but at least now we have the fan film Loki: Brother of Thor to tide us over.





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U.S. Airstrike in Somalia Targets Shabab Leader

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Somali and American officials said Tuesday that the leader of the Shabab, the Somali militant group that has allied itself with Al Qaeda, may have been killed.





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Tim Cook Could Have Another Trick Up His Sleeve To Sell More iPads To Businesses (AAPL)

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Apple is expected to announce its biggest iPad ever in early 2015, according to a Bloomberg report from last week.

That could be part of his two-pronged approach to convince enterprises to finally ditch their Windows PCs and go Apple devices, according to a new report from financial blog Market Realist.

The new iPad is expected to be 12.9-inches, a bit bigger than Microsoft’s 12-inch Surface Pro 3.

Whereas a small tablet is great as an eReader, bigger tablets are better for business users working with content like spreadsheets, sales order apps and the like.

Bigger tablets and tablets sold to businesses are supposed to be two growth areas in the next five years.

In 2013, tablets that were under eight inches made up nearly 60% of tablet sales. By 2018, they will hold about 43%, market researcher NPD predicts. Tablets of eight inches to under 10 inches will grow from 40% to 45% of the market and the biggest tablets, over 11 inches, will grow from 2% to 12%, mostly thanks to business users.

At the same time, businesses are expected to increase their purchases of tablets from about 11% of the tablet market to about 18% in 2018, IDC predicts.

But screen size is only part of the thing that keeps enterprises sticking with Windows. The other is that companies run their tons of Windows businesses software. While you can buy tech that lets Windows apps run on an iPad (known as “desktop virtualization”), companies still need to pay Microsoft for the Windows license, plus buy that desktop virtualization software.

And, unless the apps themselves have been updated to work on a touch screen and the cloud, using them on an iPad can be a miserable experience.

That’s where Apple’s deal with IBM comes in, Apple CEO Tim Cook says. All year long, Cook has been talking up how successful Apple has been with businesses, but last month he admitted that the numbers aren’t so hot after all.

In his quarterly conference call with Wall Street analyst he said:

We also are in the — virtually all Fortune 500 companies, we are in 99% of them to be exact and 93% of the Global 500. However, when we dig into the business market deeper, though our market share in the U.S., in the commercial sector is good at 76% — this is according to IDC; the penetration in business is low. It’s only 20%. And to put that in some kind of context, if you looked at penetration of notebooks in business, it would be over 60%. … our theory that has been there, honestly, since the first time that we shipped iPad, that the tablet market would eventually surpass the PC market. That theory is still intact. I just think we have to do some more things to get the business side of it moving in a faster trajectory and I think we’re now onto something that can really do that.

Not only will IBM’s huge enterprise sales force sell the device, IBM will also help businesses revamp their software to work better on the iPad. That’s no small task but IBM has a huge services division and cloud-computing expertise well-suited to the task.

Convincing businesses to buy more iPads is one way Cook plans to revive lagging sales.

The company shipped 13.2 million iPads in the June quarter, 8% less than a year earlier and missing Wall Street’s forecast for 14 million or more. That was a two-quarter-in-a-row miss on sales of the device, Reuters’ Christina Farr reports.

Now, all eyes in the enterprise world are waiting for early next year to see if the reports of a big iPad are true.

SEE ALSO:New iOS 8 Apps Will Work ‘Like Magic,’ Software Tester Says

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Google Exec Megan Smith Joining The White House As Its New CTO Is ‘Basically A Done Deal’

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Megan Smith, VP of Google’s secretive “moonshots” research lab Google X, has definitely been selected to be the next CTO of the United States, Fortune’s Dan Primack reports.

Yesterday, Bloomberg named Smith as a top candidate, but Primack says the appointment is “basically a done deal.” His sources tell him an official announcement will come as soon as security vetting is complete.

If so, Smith will be replacing Todd Park, who stepped down from the role to move back to Silicon Valley where he will help recruit more tech talent to government positions.

Smith joined Google in 2003 as a director of new business development, and also worked for Google.org, the company’s philanthropy-focused arm, before she became Google X’s VP in 2012.

Other candidates reportedly in the running were Twitter’s Alex Macgillvray and former LinkedIn exec DJ Patil.

Business Insider reached out to Google for comment.

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Video Claims to Show Beheading of U.S. Reporter Steven Sotloff by ISIS

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The apparent killing of Steven J. Sotloff came despite pleas from his mother aimed at ISIS’ top leader seeking mercy for her son, a freelance journalist who was captured in northern Syria a year ago.





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Netgear Announces Nighthawk X4 For Console, PC Gamers

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If you’re in the mood for an upgrade on the networking front, Netgear recently announced a solution in the form of the Nighthawk X4. This is an alternative router to their previously announced Nighthawk X6, which made waves back in June.
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Google Reboots Its Business Software Operation as ‘Google for Work’

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Google is best known for the online services and software it offers to everyday consumers—things like Google Search, Gmail, and the Android mobile operating system that runs so many smartphones and tablets—but for more than a decade, the tech giant has also offered services, software, and even hardware to the world’s businesses, including everything from online applications such as Google Docs to sweeping cloud computing services such as Google Compute Engine. Today, the company unveiled a new identity for this growing part of its operation. It will now be known as Google for Work.





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