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The Sex Trafficking Fight Could Take Down a Bedrock Tech Law

No origin story of the internet would be complete without mentioning one of its legal pillars: Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a 21-year-old law that shields tech companies from liability for content posted by users. Silicon Valley has long argued that any change to the law would hamper free speech and destroy the internet as we know it.

Some Thoughts On The Transportation Department's New Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines

On September 13, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the release of an updated set autonomous vehicles guidelines, titled “Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety.” The new guidelines document, which covers fewer than 30 pages, is notably shorter than the 100+ page automated vehicles policy document released in September 2016 under the Obama administration.

DOT Issues Self-Driving Car Road Map

Coincides with effort in Congress to legislate safety, deployment framework

Automated vehicles and V2V communications systems are on the move.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Department of Transportation have issued new safety guidelines for Automated Driving Systems (ADS) that pave the way for testing and deployment of the systems, which will work hand in driving glove with broadband-based vehicle-to-vehicle communications given the need for the exchange of data.

Trump Administration to Driverless Car Makers: Go Nuts!

On Tuesday, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao revealed the updated version of the guidelines for the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. The DOT secretary defended the guidelines, which opt for voluntary guidance rather than enforceable rules. Chao said that a third version is in progress and slated to be introduced in 2018.

Op-Ed Commentary: Bipartisan Effort Could End Online Child Sex Trafficking

One victim of sex trafficking began her ordeal when she was 15. She was sold through the website for sex to men across Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Maine. She was raped over 600 times over the course of four months.

Another victim was sex trafficked through Backpage for three years — starting when she was 14 — in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Over those three years, she was raped thousands of times. A third victim was sex trafficked when she was 15 in Massachusetts and Florida.