• Cocktails

    Friday Cocktails | Drinking In London, Watching Your Vocabulary and Freezing Your Cubes

    To begin the weekend: London’s top cocktail bars, a whiskey glossary and a history of ice cubes. London Calling. The drinks aren’t cheap, but here’s a look from The Guardian at the top 10 classic cocktail bars in London: London’s cocktail scene is booming, with new bars opening all the time – but if you want to treat yourself to a flawless classic then head to a hotel bar. Cocktail expert Jared Brown chooses the best, plus some cutting edge places where top mixologists are producing drinks destined to become the new classics.   Definitions.  From the folks at Saveur, a handy whiskey glossary. Cutting Much Ice.  And, in what may the…

  • Compliance,  Fifth Amendment,  International

    The Border, Searches and the Digital Devices of Executives and Employees

    Here’s a story (via @nytimes) about how the border is a back door for device searches. There is, of course, a “border exception” to the Fourth Amendment, a constitutional doctrine that came of age when national physical borders were also, usually, information-borders as well.  Although the discussion in the article takes place in the national-security context, it’s worth American companies giving more careful thought to how they address the way their executives and employees work and travel.  Employees usually love using their own devices and storing company data in ways that are readily accessible to and productive for them. At the border, though, all that corporate data is free game.…