1. I served on a jury last year, and one of the things we chatted about after the decision was the amount of street surveillance. A fellow juror, who lives near me, had not been aware of some of the things like street cameras and license plate readers. EFF has a primer on the kinds of things that are being used.
2. I really appreciated this story about the Alaska Airlines incident with the door plug, because within it were a number of steps that people took to keep everyone safe, including checking on all the unaccompanied minors. It's likely all part of their training, but it looks like the NTSB found the flight crew and attendants did all they could to manage what had to be a really terrifying day at work.
3. Steve Ammidown noted that there are several anniversaries in Black romance coming up this year, and he's put together a list with info on which books are easy to find these days.