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Mike Elgan
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Get ready for the coming business travel crisis

(Read my column: https://goo.gl/V4ZeZB )

While corporate IT departments are focusing on a new wave of data security threats, including WannaCry, an even bigger threat looms and nobody is addressing it.

I'm talking about the rules around laptops, tablets and smartphones during business travel.

The new risk of air travel data exposure is coming in two forms. First is a laptop ban. The other is a policy of smartphone data extraction.

The likelihood of a catastrophic, draconian laptop ban is higher than you think -- and the security risks, graver.

Here's what you need to know:

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3198669/mobile-wireless/get-ready-for-the-coming-business-travel-crisis.html

#laptops #airport #security #terrorism

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Another Photosphere test: a link from a different account

Here's a link from my wife's account. Let's see if this works:

https://goo.gl/photos/ts6b9JqaJbiC7L5t7

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Photosphere test

Is this thing on? (or is it still on crack?)

https://goo.gl/photos/MGfxgiZbaF6mCUN69

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How do you display Photospheres

It's been a few years since I used to post Photospheres on Google+. In the old days, you just posted it and it worked. Now I'm posting it, and it doesn't work?

Is this still possible? What gives? 
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The Auto Awesomes of Morocco

I enjoyed this vegetable tagine today. Very hot!!

#tagine #fez #morocco
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Ontario cop cars get GPS dart launchers

Dangerous, high-speed police chases happen because police don't want to "lose" suspects. It's about information — where's the perp?

Police cars used by Ontario cops are being outfitted with "laser" guided GPS darts. They launch these like rockets out of James Bond's Aston Martin. The darts "stick" to the suspect's car. Then the police can follow, but without going nuts in a high-speed chase.

I want this for my Prius.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-police-darts-1.4124229

#gpsdarts

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A dog's life

This dog lives near our riad in Fez.

Cats and dogs in the Medina (old part of the city) are mostly homeless, and not pets. This dog is no exception.

A few days ago, we saw the dog with a horrible injury on its leg. It was bleeding and he couldn't stand on it.

Since that injury, a tiny mob of children come to our riad once a day and ask the riad's owner for medical supplies to help the dog. He gives them fresh bandages, tape and stuff like that, and the kids re-dress the wound every day.

The dog is totally cooperative during his medical attention, too, not resisting at all.

We noticed today that he's able to walk on the leg again. So far, so good.

http://gastronomad.net/newsletter/

#dog #fez
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The locals here are a reliable metric for food quality

It's a cliche to say that you should eat where the locals eat. But here in Fez, it's easy advice to follow, and incredibly sound advice.

As you walk around the Medina, the stalls are selling all kinds of stuff, and they're jammed close together. Some are deserted, others enjoy moderate customer traffic and still others are mobbed with a crowd.

We've tried all the above, and discovered an almost perfect correlation between mob density and food quality.

Here we found a small mob around a stall selling pickled veggies and fruits, as well as olives. Amira joined the pack, and while waiting observed what the locals were choosing. She chose the same stuff, including some spicy olives, and it was all incredible.

http://gastronomad.net/newsletter/

#fez #morocco #olives

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Just ate this camel burger

Pretty good, once you get over the initial hump. ; )

http://gastronomad.net/newsletter/

#fez #camelmeat
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Date night in the Medina

Fez seems to know that I'm obsessed with dates, and so arranged for my sojourn here with booths like this. Sweet!!

http://gastronomad.net/newsletter/

#fez
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