Noor Salman trial: Judge denies motion to drop case against widow of Pulse gunman – CNN

 

(CNN)A judge has denied a motion for dismissal by lawyers for the widow of the Pulse gunman after they said new details from prosecutors reveal the shooter’s father was an FBI informant who is currently under a criminal investigation.

Source: Noor Salman trial: Judge denies motion to drop case against widow of Pulse gunman – CNN

Low ‘social credit scores’ will restrict plane and train travel for Chinese citizens

A bad social ranking could affect every aspect of someone’s life, The Verge reports, thanks to the country’s forthcoming “social credit” system. The system, set to launch in May, will allow the Chinese government to establish rules that will judge citizens’ behaviors and financial backgrounds in order to determine Citizen Scores, which will affect a person’s access to high-speed internet, restaurants, and travel. Citizens with low scores will also be banned from buying train or plane tickets.

The scores, on a scale of 350 to 950, ding people for failing to pay a phone bill on time, but get a boost if friends and acquaintances rate a social interaction positively, Rachel Botsman writes in her book Who Can You Trust?, published in part by Wired.

Source: Low ‘social credit scores’ will restrict plane and train travel for Chinese citizens

Kaspersky’s ‘Slingshot’ report burned an ISIS-focused intelligence operation

The U.S. government and Russian cybersecurity giant Kaspersky Lab are currently in the throes of a nasty legal fight that comes on top of a long-running feud over how the company has conducted itself with regard to U.S. intelligence-gathering operations.

Source: Kaspersky’s ‘Slingshot’ report burned an ISIS-focused intelligence operation

Ohio student Jacob Shoemaker suspended: Here’s what actually happened. – The Washington Post

It’s only free speech when it’s sanctioned.  This reminds me of the “free speech” corals.

An Ohio high school student has found himself at the center of political controversy after an online post about his suspension for staying in class during the national student school walkout went viral.

Source: Ohio student Jacob Shoemaker suspended: Here’s what actually happened. – The Washington Post

Florida International bridge collapse: At least 6 dead, including an FIU student – The Washington Post

The Blame Game

“The responsibility to identify and address life-safety issues and properly communicate them is the sole responsibility of the FIU design build team,” the state transportation agency said. “At no point during any of the communications above did FIGG or any member of the FIU design build team ever communicate a life-safety issue.”

Source: Florida International bridge collapse: At least 6 dead, including an FIU student – The Washington Post

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