How The Tech In Your Smartphone Could Help Fight The Next Ebola Outbreak


The Ebola crisis has brought new perspective to concerns about how diseases — and people who carry them — travel. And a number of experts following the issue predict the recent outbreak will bring about major changes in how we think about the geography of medicine, or “geomedicine.” While public health officials and scientists have long used maps to track ...

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CVS To Charge Some Customers More For Using Pharmacies That Sell Cigarettes


It may soon be cheaper to fill your prescriptions at CVS than at Walgreens. That’s because Caremark, a subsidiary of CVS Health that manages prescriptions for insurance companies and employers, plans to start charging some customers more to fill prescriptions at pharmacies that also sell cigarettes and other tobacco products. The added copay could cost as much as $15. The ...

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Chinese Hackers May Have Attacked Apple’s iCloud


BOSTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country’s government is behind the campaign. Using what is called a “man-in-the-middle” (MITM) attack, the hackers interposed their own website between users and Apple’s iCloud server, intercepting data ...

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Facebook sues lawyers alleging they contributed to fraud


SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg have filed suit against attorneys for Paul Ceglia, claiming they helped their client attempt to defraud the giant social network and its founder. Ceglia is a New York state man with a checkered business history who became famous for suing Facebook. He brought suit against Facebook in 2010, alleging he had ...

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Yahoo posts gains in sales, profits but pressure still on


SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo sales rose modestly in the third quarter, beating Wall Street estimates and sending shares higher. But the aging Internet giant still doesn’t have that much to yodel about. Yahoo’s online advertising business continues to struggle, even as the company saw growth in mobile advertising during the quarter. The highlight of the quarter was the $6.3 billion ...

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African Solar Energy Could Power United Kingdom Homes by 2018


Investors are seeking funding from the United Kingdom government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa. Under the plan, up to 2.5 million U.K. homes could be powered by Tunisian sunshine by 2018. The company involved says they have already spent 10 million euros developing the site. A number of overseas energy producers are competing to ...

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Tensions Continue to Boil in NABJ and CNN Diversity Dispute


The president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Bob Butler, has fired back at CNN, accusing the major network of calling him a liar. Last Friday, Butler issued a press release that stated that CNN had “withdrawn support of NABJ for the 2015 Convention & Career Fair,” but CNN says that’s absolutely not true. “They’re basically calling me ...

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Black Community Notes the Difference in How the Media Covered Ferguson Protests vs. Pumpkin Rioters


Two days after Keene State College students rioted in New Hampshire during the town’s 24th annual pumpkin festival — toppling cars, tearing down signs and starting fires — a growing chorus of commentators in the African-American community have strongly noted the difference between the way the media portrayed the rioting college students and Black people in Ferguson, Missouri, protesting the killing ...

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First Charges Filed After 7 Bodies Found in Northwest Indiana


The man arrested in connection with the deaths of seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend across northwest Indiana was charged Monday in one of the cases. Darren Deon Vann, 43, of Gary, was charged with one count of murder, as well as murder in the perpetration of a robbery and robbery resulting in serious bodily harm, all ...

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This woman describes what it was like to be raped by Bill Cosby


Recently, the sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill Cosby re-entered the public sphere due to a joke by comedian Hanibal Burress, who said “You rape women.”  This led people to go back and review the sexual assault allegations against Cosby and where they came from. This led to the story of Barbara Bowman, a woman who says that Cosby assaulted ...

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