A Gaping Loophole Could Shield Autonomous Car Companies From Lawsuits

Automakers have been urging Congress for months to pass legislation that would pave the way for autonomous cars to be deployed in droves. But consumer advocates are warning that the legislation, as it’s currently written, would prevent consumers from being able to hold manufacturers accountable in litigation, according to CNN.

Source: A Gaping Loophole Could Shield Autonomous Car Companies From Lawsuits

Putin: Jews might have been behind U.S. election interference – International news – Jerusalem Post

President Vladimir Putin

Jews with Russian citizenship could have been behind interference in the 2016 US presidential election, President Vladimir Putin said.

In an interview with NBC News broadcast on Friday, Putin said that he “could not care less” about indictments issued by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller accusing Russian nationals and companies of election interference, stating that “they do not represent the interests of the Russian state” and are unrelated to the Kremlin.

Source: Putin: Jews might have been behind U.S. election interference – International news – Jerusalem Post

Trump wore all the hats in decision to meet with North Korean leader – Portland Press Herald

In a stunning turn of events, Trump personally intervened into a security briefing intended for his top deputies, inviting the South Korean officials into the Oval Office where he agreed on the spot to a historic but exceedingly risky summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. He then orchestrated a dramatic public announcement on the driveway outside the West Wing broadcast live on cable networks.

Source: Trump wore all the hats in decision to meet with North Korean leader – Portland Press Herald

BAD TRAFFIC: Sandvine’s PacketLogic Devices Used to Deploy Government Spyware in Turkey and Redirect Egyptian Users to Affiliate Ads?

This section describes how we obtained the first-ever packet captures (PCAPs) of nation-state spyware injection, and how we matched the characteristics of the spyware injection to Sandvine PacketLogic devices.

Source: BAD TRAFFIC: Sandvine’s PacketLogic Devices Used to Deploy Government Spyware in Turkey and Redirect Egyptian Users to Affiliate Ads?

A mysterious anomaly under Africa is radically weakening Earth’s magnetic field

The region that concerns scientists the most at the moment is called the South Atlantic Anomaly – a huge expanse of the field stretching from Chile to Zimbabwe. The field is so weak within the anomaly that it’s hazardous for Earth’s satellites to enter it, because the additional radiation it’s letting through could disrupt their electronics.

Source: A mysterious anomaly under Africa is radically weakening Earth’s magnetic field

EFF: Geek Squad has been working with the FBI for a decade

The FBI classifies the Geek Squad technicians who call in the reports as informants, but some of the documents in EFF’s possession suggest they sometimes do more than report something they find. One shows that the feds paid at least one tech $500, and it’s reportedly one of the payments involved in the child pornography case that compelled the EFF to file for a FOIA.

Source: EFF: Geek Squad has been working with the FBI for a decade

Saudi women take the wheel, test-driving a new freedom – SFGate

A stunning royal decree issued last year by King Salman announcing that women would be allowed to drive in 2018 upended one of the most visible forms of discrimination against women in Saudi Arabia, where guardianship laws still give men the final say on whether a woman can travel abroad, obtain a passport or marry.

Source: Saudi women take the wheel, test-driving a new freedom – SFGate

Cord-cutting just hit another record, and cable companies are in denial – BGR

The pay TV industry is in the midst of a huge change. Half a million pay TV customers cancelled their contracts in the last three months of 2017 alone, analysts at MoffettNathanson Research calculated this week. That makes a drop of 3.4% from the same period a year earlier, the biggest change since 2010.

Source: Cord-cutting just hit another record, and cable companies are in denial – BGR