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Florida law prohibiting social media from banning politicians faces legal challenge

Florida passed a bill prohibiting social networks (e.g. Twitter) from suspending the accounts of politicians (e.g. Trump and his cronies), unless the social network also operates a theme park (i.e. Disney). The absurd law, complete with its comically servile exemption for the local corporate giant, will receive an immediate legal challenge. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/05/28/florida-law-prohibiting-social-media-from-banning-politicians-faces-legal-challenge.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=florida-law-prohibiting-social-media-from-banning-politicians-faces-legal-challenge
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Rob Beschizza

Iguanas with chips: Florida seeks solution to invasive reptile problem

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  • ‘Tag day’ initiative opposed by some owners of exotic pets
  • State official ‘proud that Florida is looked at as a leader’

From Key West’s high-summer Hemingway Days, in which bearded hopefuls vie for the title of best Papa lookalike, to the annual hunt for the elusive (and imaginary) skunk ape, Florida is renowned for its calendar of curiosities.

Related: Toilet-invading iguanas among invasive species now banned in Florida

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/03/florida-iguanas-chips-invasive-reptile-tegu-lizards
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Richard Luscombe in Miami

Florida passes bill prohibiting social media companies from banning politicians

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The Florida House and Senate voted this week to pass legislation that would prohibit social media companies from banning politicians.Fines for social media companies that try to ban politicians f…

Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/551255-florida-passes-bill-prohibiting-social-media-companies-from-banning
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Lexi Lonas

Fort Lauderdale police mistook Star Trek memorabilia for weapons: lawsuit

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A lawsuit against the Fort Lauderdale police department alleges that officers mistook Star Trek memorabilia for weapons as part of the reason they used excessive force in arresting two brothers.T…

Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/547062-fort-lauderdale-police-mistook-star-trek-memorabilia-for-weapons-lawsuit
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Lexi Lonas

Hacked Florida water plant used shared passwords and Windows 7 PCs

afcc9c90-6c39-11eb-9ddb-3004b63532e4The Oldsmar, Florida water plant hacked earlier this week used outdated Windows 7 PCs and shared passwords, the Associated Press has reported. A government advisory also revealed that the relatively unsophisticated attack used the remote-access progr…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/hacked-water-plant-computer-had-shared-passwords-andofdate-windows-os-082552973.html
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