Audio recordings of the horrifying details of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have revealed the secrets surrounding two villas in northwestern Yalova province. The recorded conversations disclose what the 15-man Saudi hit squad was going to do if Khashoggi was not killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. If Khashoggi was taken alive out of the consulate, he would have been taken to the villa of Saudi national Mohammed Ahmed Alfaozan, who was given the code-name "Ghozan" in Yalova.The recorded conversations were obtained by Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) right after the gruesome incident, and were shared with related Turkish authorities carrying out an investigation into the incident, as well as with international officials and institutions.Based on the recordings, one of the Saudi agents allegedly involved in the murder at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, Mansour Othman Abahussain, called Saudi businessman Ghozan one day before the killing of … [Read more...] about Role of Yalova villa linked to Khashoggi murder revealed
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Jefferson Graham USA TODAY Published 3:00 PM EDT Jun 3, 2019 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Goodbye iTunes, it's been a great 18-year ride. Apple didn't officially say it was killing the iTunes software Monday at its Worldwide Developer's Conference here but instead broke it up into three separate apps. The WWDC conference is where Apple sneak peeks new features that will come to iPhones, iPads, computers and the Apple Watch in the fall. iTunes began as a way for consumers to manage their music collections and download songs legally. Now, Apple said it will rename iTunes as a pure music app and pull out movies and TV shows and podcasts into separate TV and podcast apps. The new look comes to Apple computers as part of the new macOS operating system, which will be called Catalina. Meanwhile, for mobile devices, iOS 13 is the new name for Apple's fall operating system upgrade, which brings new features to older iPhones and is … [Read more...] about WWDC 2019: Apple says goodbye to iTunes, hello to iOS 13
Kim Komando Special to USA TODAY Published 7:49 AM EDT May 30, 2019 Just a couple of months ago, I shared with you seven ways to stop robocalls. It's a hot topic that I monitor regularly. It's like being a spectator at a sporting event. On one side are people behind these annoying telemarketing calls who continue to outsmart the people on the other side – government agencies, cellular carriers, technology companies, and you and me. Since that column, the Federal Trade Commission has shut down four telemarketers responsible for billions of calls, and the Big 4 carriers have – finally – listened to our complaints and seem to be doing something about unwanted telemarketing and spam calls. So if robocalls are so universally disliked, why do they continue to exist? Obviously, robocalls work, and someone out there is gaining from them. But hasn’t someone found a way to drop them by now? Are they really effective enough to merit billions of cold calls every … [Read more...] about Robocalls are annoying but there are ways to stop them.
John Hearne outlines the steps you must take to ensure you’re not wasting your breath when complaining about a product or service.Earlier this month, the Irish Ombudsman Network launched a guide to help with identifying the correct ombudsman to deal with your complaint. There are no fewer than seven.The longest established is of course the Office of the Ombudsman, which deals with complaints from members of the public who believe they have been unfairly treated by public service providers. In addition, there is also an ombudsman for children, for the Defence Forces, the press, An Garda Síochána, the Irish language, and financial services and pensions.The guide, available at fspo.ie, was compiled by the latter office.It details in precise terms the formalised procedures in place for dealing with complaints in each of these areas.If, however, your complaint relates to a service provider or private organisation that falls beyond the remit of these offices, you are going to … [Read more...] about Consumer interests: Ten steps to making a valid complaint
The arrest of a superintendent, inspector and detective garda on the same day is unprecedented for the force. The superintendent and detective are still in custody tonight after being arrested between 7am and 8am today in an anti-corruption probe. The superintendent was held on suspicion of “directly leaking” key information to a criminal gang about a Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) investigation into their activities. The inspector has been released without charge and a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. Immediately after his release he was suspended from duty. Investigating officers intercepted telephone calls as part of the probe, which resulted in the arrest of the three members of the force. Officers placed covert surveillance on the criminal suspects, and also intercepted calls and examined phone records of devices used by the criminals. More arrests are expected to be made, with a number of civilians likely to be detained shortly. The … [Read more...] about Garda corruption probe: Arrests after phone taps