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November 19, 2018

IN THE NEWS: WHITE HOUSE - CYBERSECURITY

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is stepping up its game when it comes to fighting cyber mischief. President Trump has signed legislation that puts cybersecurity work under the Department of Homeland Security. The measure Trump signed Friday creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. The agency — under the auspices of DHS — will be a main player in protecting critical infrastructure against threats from unfriendly nation states, cyber criminals and other enemies. Among the parts of electronic infrastructure that will come under the agency’s control is the nation’s various election systems.

IN THE NEWS: FACEBOOK - SRI LANKA

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The political party of Sri Lanka’s ousted prime minister is looking for help from Facebook. The political group wants the social networking site to protect the identity of its supporters that use Facebook. In a letter to Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, the United National Party says it fears that if information about party members is shared with those who have taken over, it could lead to a crackdown against party-affiliated users. United National says Facebook hasn’t yet responded to the request.

ON THE WEB: GROUND TURKEY RECALL

CYBERSPACE (AP) — The bad news: there’s a salmonella scare that involves turkey — with Thanksgiving just a few days away. The relatively good news: the recall so far involves ground turkey, not the whole birds most of us will be shoving into hot ovens on Thursday. Jennie-O Turkey has recalled 1-pound packages of raw, ground turkey. The company’s corporate parent, Hormel, says the recall is linked to a single case of illness. However, regulators say additional products from other companies could also end up under recall orders.

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Online:

Hormel site: http://www.hormel.com

Jennie O site: http://www.jennieo.com

IN STORES: JELL-O PLAY

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Remember your parents telling you that you shouldn’t play with your food? That old maxim is being turned on its ear by a product designed to have kids both eat AND play with their food. Kraft is out with something it calls Jell-O Play. It’s basically edible slime. It comes in strawberry-flavored Unicorn and lime-flavored Monster. Each container makes two batches of slime once you add water. As for the idea of cleaning up after making a mess — it remains intact. Jell-O says its edible slime washes away easily with soap and warm water. Edible slime will be available in select retailers next month — or can be preordered online.

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Online:

Jell-O Play site: https://www.kraftrecipes.com/brands/kraft-jello

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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