Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sold $50 million in stock; NASA certifies Falcon 9 for science missions; and federal judge bars California’s actor-age censorship law.

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Sold $50 Million in Stock

Snap Chief Executive Evan Spiegel sold $50 million in stock this week, his first public sale since the company’s initial public offering last year, reports Recode. The sale, which was executed as part of a prearranged sales plan that executives often use to avoid concerns over insider trading, was a small amount of Spiegel’s total holdings – a little more than 1 percent.

NASA Certifies Falcon 9 for Science Missions

NASA has certified the current version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 to launch some categories of science missions, a milestone needed for the upcoming, but delayed, launch of an astronomy spacecraft, SpaceNews reports. SpaceX Falcon 9 is now certified to launch the NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite later this spring.

Federal Judge Bars California’s Actor-Age Censorship Law

A federal court judge has barred California’s legislation requiring that subscription entertainment database sites remove an actor’s age, if requested by the actor, Variety reports. IMDb is a subsidiary of Amazon and had contended in its suit that the law, which applies only to subscription sites such as IMDb Pro, was unconstitutional.

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