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France’s terrorism laws; protecting lucrative antibody patents; post-Flint Michigan, and more

Our picksFrance’s terrorism laws; protecting lucrative antibody patents; post-Flint Michigan, and more

Published 30 May 2018

· White House: Federal agencies remain highly vulnerable to data breaches three years after OPM

· France’s creeping terrorism laws restricting free speech

· Police need warrants to search cars in driveways, rules High Court

· Stunning new Hurricane Maria death toll validates Puerto Rico’s horrific tragedy

· Rush to protect lucrative antibody patents kicks into gear

· Alaska is no stranger to volcanoes. But what would happen during a big eruption?

· North Korea wants to end up like Pakistan, not Libya

· After Flint, Michigan pushes toughest lead water rules in the country

White House: Federal agencies remain highly vulnerable to data breaches three years after OPM (Joseph Marks, Nextgov)
Many agencies could not detect if a hacker stole large amounts of sensitive data, the report found.

France’s creeping terrorism laws restricting free speech (Nadim Houry, Just Security)
French prosecutors have been aggressively pursuing anyone who speaks positively of a terrorist act or group even if their intention is not to incite violence or promote the group.

Police need warrants to search cars in driveways, rules High Court (David G. Savage, Governing)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the Constitution’s privacy protection to include vehicles that are parked on a home’s driveway or carport, ruling that police need a search warrant before they may inspect them.

Stunning new Hurricane Maria death toll validates Puerto Rico’s horrific tragedy(Alexia Fernández Campbell and Eliza Barclay, Vox)
At least 4,600 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria, a new study shows. The government’s official death toll is still 64.

Rush to protect lucrative antibody patents kicks into gear(Heidi Ledford, Nature)
A federal court decision has left universities and companies working to preserve intellectual property rights worth billions.

Alaska is no stranger to volcanoes. But what would happen during a big eruption?(Michelle Theriault Boots, Alaska Dispatch News)
Over the past 60 years alone, Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska has been repeatedly dusted by ash from erupting volcanoes strung down the western side of Cook Inlet.

North Korea wants to end up like Pakistan, not Libya(Dominic Tierney, Defense One)
A poor country made enormous sacrifices to get nuclear weapons—and has them still.

After Flint, Michigan pushes toughest lead water rules in the country (Daniel C. Vock, Governing)
Michigan regulators want to eliminate lead service lines by 2040. But water utilities say that would be too costly, unrealistic and maybe even unnecessary.

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