Once in a while, there is something that comes down the pike that is of real importance.
What is the difference between http and https ?
Don't know how many of you are aware of this difference, but it is worth sending to any that do not.....
**The main difference between http:/// and https:// Is it's all about keeping you secure**
HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol The S (big surprise) stands for "Secure"..
If you visit a website or web page, and look at the address in the web browser, it will likely begin with the following: http:///. ; ;
This means that the website is talking to your browser using the regular 'unsecured language'. In other words, it is possible for someone to "eavesdrop" on your computer's conversation with the website.
If you fill out a form on the website, someone might see the information you send to that site. This is why you never ever enter your credit card number in an http website!
But if the web address begins with https://, that basically means your computer is talking to the website in a secure codethat no one can eavesdrop on.
You understand why this is so important, right?
If a website ever asks you to enter your credit card Information, you should automatically look to see if the web address begins withhttps://. If it doesn't, You should NEVER enter sensitive information....such as a credit card number, SS # etc.
Now my sister works in California. For the government. You know California is a world of it's own - and don't take me wrong - I love California and if I could afford it - I would be out there in a second. I would bring everyone out and move right next to my sister. It's just different and I think costly.
So when they go to the bathroom out there - as they are short on water - they have to set the toilet to whether they are going number 1 or number 2.
That is what the sign says.
How do they know what you do?
Do you think this is something you'll see where you live in the future?
Thank you sis for the information!
Now one more thing from Angela at West Virginia's Treasures.
Here is some information if you have a Facebook account of why to be careful of it and what you put on it,
Well I think this is a lot of good information my fellow bloggers sent me and I wanted to pay it forward.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Love, ChattyThis was a reply from thinking Wednesday when I talked about the future and health care:
1."i wanted to let you know that health insurance companys are now measuring waist sizes, and determining how much your insurance premiums will be!
a college in portland is doing that to the teachers and whom ever that are covered by health insurance.
the bigger your waist size- then you pay more for health insurance.
can you believe that?" Tweedles
2.And about those new trackers to put in your car- another way to keep track of our lives - Thanks Theresa
3. Did you see on the tech news today when a senator in NY has introduced a bill that would make it mandatory for anyone leaving a comment on a website to use their legal name, give their IP address and their home address? The idea behind it is to help combat online bullying which would be good but total loss of privacy on the internet would not be. Thanks Judy
PET FOOD RECALL - Thank you Monica
Recall -- Firm Press Release FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.
Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb; Rice Formula Dry Dog Food Production Code DSL 0801 Due to Small Potential for Salmonella Contamination
Contact: Consumer: 866-918-8756 Media: 816-255-1974 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 18, 2012 - Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall to include its Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb; Rice Formula dry dog food manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 due to potential exposure to Salmonella .
No illnesses have been reported. The product was distributed in the following states: Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. Further distribution through other pet food channels may have occurred.
Pet owners may call toll-free at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 am – 6 pm EST. Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any issues this may have caused pet owners and their pets.
The product is Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula. Only samples, 6 pound and 18 pound bag sizes are affected. Production Code & Best Before Date DSL0801, 26-Aug-2012 DSL0801, 26-Aug-2012 DSL0801, 27-Sept- 2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Sept. 27, 2011) DSL0801, 18-Oct- 2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Oct. 18, 2011) DSL0801, (Samples)
Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella , especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.
Another pet food recall and again thanks Monica.
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