Exclusive: U2 and Apple Have Another Surprise for You


TIME

Many, many people really, really like U2. It hasn’t always been easy to remember that fact amid the caustic—and often hilarious—responses to the band’s Sept. 9 release of Songs of Innocence. U2’s decision to team up with Apple to deliver the new album to every iTunes subscriber, unasked, raised valid questions about consumer choice and personal space in a world that routinely infringes on both. Moreover, while Apple paid U2 for the album, critics of the deal suggest this point may have been lost on iTunes customers who got it for free. If so, that messaging is certainly at odds with U2’s intentions.

As an article in the new issue of TIME reveals, Bono, Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr believe so strongly that artists should be compensated for their work that they have embarked on a secret project with Apple to try to make that…

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New York Store Owner Charged with Funding ISIS, plotting to kill US troops


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The FBI has arrested and charged Mufid Elfgeeh, an upstate New York store owner from Yemen with funding jihadists, the Islamic State, attempting to recruit and dispatch jihadists to Syria to fight with ISIS and plotting to kill American troops who had served in Iraq.

Christian Post

A CNN report said Mufid Elfgeeh was arrested on May 31 but the case against him wasn’t made clear until Tuesday. Citing an indictment, CNN noted that Elfgeeh is facing three counts of trying ‘to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization (namely, ISIS)’. He is also charged with one count of attempting to kill officers and employees of the United States, two counts of having an unregistered firearm silencer and one count of possessing guns or silencers ‘in furtherance of a crime of violence….’

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Virginia Company Developing A “Text Detector Gun” For Traffic Cops


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New Device In The Works To Catch Texting Drivers

” A Virginia company is developing a radar gunlike device that would help police catch drivers as they text.

  The technology works by detecting the telltale radio frequencies that emit from a vehicle when someone inside is using a cellphone, said Malcolm McIntyre of ComSonics. Cable repairmen use similar means to find where a cable is damaged – from a rodent, for instance – by looking for frequencies leaking in a transmission, McIntyre said.

  A text message, phone call and data transfer emit different frequencies that can be distinguished by the device ComSonics is working on, according to McIntyre. That would prove particularly useful for law enforcement in states such as Virginia, where texting behind the wheel is banned but talking on the phone is legal for adult drivers. “

  

Virginia Pilot

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CIDRAP – Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy suggest respirators for all Ebola healthcare workers – aerosol transmissibility of virus in question


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Ebola Contagion TEP
September 2014HEALTH – Healthcare workers play a very important role in the successful containment of outbreaks of infectious diseases like Ebola. The correct type and level of personal protective equipment (PPE) ensures that healthcare workers remain healthy throughout an outbreak—and with the current rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak in West Africa, it’s imperative to favor more conservative measures. The precautionary principle—that any action designed to reduce risk should not await scientific certainty—compels the use of respiratory protection for a pathogen like Ebola virus that has: •No proven pre- or post-exposure treatment modalities. •A high case-fatality rate. •Unclear modes of transmission. We believe there is scientific and epidemiologic evidence that Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted via infectious aerosol particles both near and at a distance from infected patients, which means that healthcare workers should be wearing respirators, not facemasks. The minimum level of protection in high-risk…

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