Prevent Holiday Health Hazards

Tip- Use the disposable thermometer.

Prevent Holiday Health Hazards (food poisoning)

Dont’ leave cold food out of the fridge for longer than 1 hour and hot food longer than 2 hours.

Get a T Stick disposable thermometer  from GIANT chain store

Cook food to the right temperature and check with disposable thermometer. Metal thermometer has to be washed after EACH USE with hot water and soap to stop cross contamination or reinserting bacteria in the food each time you poke it.
Use the disposable thermometer instead – safer.

EFF's New Guide Helps Travelers Defend Their Data Privacy

Protect Yourself from Intrusive Laptop and Phone Searches at the U.S. Border

Electronic Frontier Foundation Media Release
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Contact:
Marcia Hofmann Senior Staff Attorney Electronic Frontier Foundation
marcia@eff.org    +1 415 436-9333 x116
Seth Schoen Senior Staff Technologist Electronic Frontier Foundation
seth@eff.org +1 415 436-9333 x107

Protect Yourself from Intrusive Laptop and Phone Searches at the U.S. Border

EFF’s New Guide Helps Travelers Defend Their Data Privacy

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Driver's Privacy Protection act of 1994 lets them sell your information.

Resellers of personal information gleaned from a driver’s records cannot be held strictly liable for misuse of that information by purchasers under the Driver’s Privacy Protection thanks to moron Richard Berman of the Southern District of New York who granted summary judgment to resellers.

NO STRICT LIABILITY FOR RESELLERS OF PERSONAL DATA, COURT FINDS

Resellers of personal information gleaned from a driver’s records cannot be held strictly liable for misuse of that information by purchasers under the Driver’s Privacy Protection
Act of 1994, a federal judge has ruled. Addressing an issue of first impression in the Second Circuit, Judge Richard Berman of the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment to resellers on a car owner’s claim they sold his personal information to a man who used it to harass and threaten him. Berman’s ruling came in Gordon v. Softech International Inc., 10 Civ. 5162, where he was required to sort out a dispute over an alleged car accident and its aftermath.
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Da Vinci Code inspires secure USB drive

The external 8cm barrel comprises five aluminium alloy rotating rings on
which each has printed the 26 letters of the English alphabet. Removing
the USB flash drive from within the cylinder involves entering the
correct combination of which there are 14,348,907 possible combinations
thanks to the decision to adopt letters on each ring rather than
numbers.
The USB drive contained within the barrel uses 256-bit AES encryption,
adding another layer of security to the physical design, with a
customisable auto-format option for incorrectly-entered passwords.