Southwest Flight Diverted, Immigration Deportation Ruling, Racial Discrimination Training, Alternative Security Conference

Deadly Southwest Flight, Immigration Deportation Ruling, Racial Discrimination Training, And more
  • As a Southwest Airlines jet hurtled over Philadelphia Tuesday, a rare engine explosion caused a passenger's window to burst, partially pulling the woman sitting next to the opening out of the plane. Fellow passengers frantically worked to yank her back inside the airliner as it depressurized and quickly descended thousands of feet per minute, according to several passengers. Still, the woman died. The episode played out Tuesday morning onboard Southwest Flight 1380 as it headed for Dallas. The plane was about 20 minutes into its journey from New York's LaGuardia Airport when the engine failure occurred. The plane made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport at 11:20 a.m.

  • A divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that part of a federal law used to deport noncitizens who commit felonies is unconstitutionally vague. The 5-to-4 decision could limit the government's ability to deport those with criminal records, something that President Trump has identified as a priority. New Justice Neil M. Gorsuch joining the court's liberal members in striking the statute. Justice Elena Kagan wrote that the part of the Immigration and Nationality Act was so "fuzzy" over what constitutes the kind of aggravated felony that requires an immigrant's deportation that it violated the constitutional protection of due process.

  • Starbucks plans to train nearly 175,000 workers on preventing racial discrimination in its stores. The company plans to close 8,000 U.S. cafes for the afternoon on May 29 to conduct the training, reports Reuters. The announcement from the world's biggest coffee company comes as it tries to cool tensions after the arrest of two black men at one of its Philadelphia cafes last week sparked accusations of racial profiling at the chain.

  • Our Security Advocates (OurSA 2018), a one-day alternative information security conference, was held yesterday in San Francisco. One of OurSA's organizers is Parisa Tabriz, a security engineer at Google whose self-chosen title is "Security Princess," The Verge reported. The organizers of the conference believe that more diverse voices are vital to the security industry since different backgrounds present radically different perspectives on privacy and security, Tabriz said. "As a woman coming from an immigrant background, with a Polish Catholic mother and Iranian Muslim father, I can appreciate how people from different cultures and ethnicities face different security risks," she said. "It's important that we're building products that can keep everyone safe."