Archive for July, 2008

TomTom ONE 3rd Edition

It won’t be long before all cars are equipped with GPS navigation systems. As GPS prices have fallen considerably, with entry-level models priced below $100, and high-end units quoted above $300 – there’s one to fit everyone’s budget.

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Breaking News: Fourth Amendment Takes a Back Seat in U.S. Constitution

July 10, 2008 marks an important day in U.S. history. Today, President Bush signed the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 bill into law. The landmark decision, approved by the Senate with a vote of 69 to 28, permits the National Security Agency (NSA) to conduct “warrantless surveillance” of all United States citizens, even without probable cause. It also grants immunity to telecommunications companies from past and future lawsuits for cooperation with the NSA in spying domestic targets.

The new law is controversial, with most of its support coming from the Bush administration and Republicans. Mr. Bush said the vote “will protect the liberties of our citizens while maintaining the vital flow of intelligence.” On the other hand, opposition groups question the constitutionality of the new law, calling it a violation to the Fourth Amendment, which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures. Ironically, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama voted yes on the bill, a decision which many Democrats held firm in opposition. Senator Hilary Clinton voted against the bill, while John McCain did not vote.

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Encrypt Your Data With TrueCrypt

Data theft should be a top concern for computer users. One way to protect your personal and sensitive information is encryption, the process of encoding information in such a way that only the person with the key can decode it.

In this tutorial, I will provide step-by-step instructions on how to encrypt and decrypt your data using TrueCrypt.

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