Backpage.com and the prostitution law that could take down Twitter, YouTube, and Wikipedia
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Washington State Tries To Criminalize Service Providers For User Behavior; Internet Archive Sues

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For years, we've talked about the importance of Section 230 in properly applying liability directed at the actual people who break laws, rather than the tools and services they use. Unfortunately, some people fail to make a distinction and love to blame service providers. And... once it gets into areas...
Washington State Tries To Criminalize Service Providers For User Behavior; Internet Archive Sues

EFF files legal motion to halt Washington state online sex ad law

arstechnica.com
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a motion on behalf of the Internet Archive to intervene in the case of a Washington state law that is designed to combat online advertisements of underage sex workers, but that the tech law advocacy group says is fraught with problems and may be...
EFF files legal motion to halt Washington state online sex ad law

State Law Runs Afoul of Protections for Internet Providers, EFF Claims

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation is challenging a Washington State law that criminalizes advertising for underage prostitution, claiming it runs afoul of......
State Law Runs Afoul of Protections for Internet Providers, EFF Claims

Misguided Senators Propose Plan To Make It Harder For Law Enforcement To Track Down Human Trafficking Online

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We've been covering the bizarre (mostly publicity-motivated) attacks on the Village Voice's Backpage.com site for a while. Those efforts have been ramping up, and every day I seem to get press releases from some ridiculous group that is apparently coordinating this misguided and dangerous attack. It appears that some of...
Misguided Senators Propose Plan To Make It Harder For Law Enforcement To Track Down Human Trafficking Online

Attractive ladies travel for free with “generous” partners on MissTravel.com

venturebeat.com
Are you attractive but you don’t have the money to travel? That’s the exact problem MissTravel.com is looking to solve with its online dating service. The site explains its existence as such: “Traveling to exotic new places and experiencing new cultures can be so much fun especially when you...
Attractive ladies travel for free with “generous” partners on MissTravel.com

NYTimes Columnist Stirs Up A Controversy That Will Only Drive Human Trafficking Further Underground

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You may recall a couple years ago that a bunch of politicians, led by state Attorneys General, went on a huge grandstanding campaign against Craigslist, because some people were using Craigslist for prostitution -- including some human trafficking. As we noted at the time (repeatedly), Craigslist was incredibly cooperative with...
NYTimes Columnist Stirs Up A Controversy That Will Only Drive Human Trafficking Further Underground

Foxconn Throws $1.6 Billion Into Sharp For Flatscreen Panels (AAPL)

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Apple manufacturer Foxconn is investing $1.6 billion in Sharp and committing to buying up to 50% of the company's flatscreen panels, reports Bloomberg. This could be a move on Foxconn's end to simply ensure that it has a decent supply for future products, such as the long-rumored Apple television....
Foxconn Throws $1.6 Billion Into Sharp For Flatscreen Panels (AAPL)

Is Google the hole in your Android security?

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Android’s pattern lock is often considered one of the least secure methods of keeping your phone’s data away from prying eyes. Well, it appears that it’s at least secure enough to stymie the FBI. An undercover agent witnessed one Dante Dears using an Android device to run a prostitution and...
Is Google the hole in your Android security?

NSFW: Facebook Breached My Privacy, And Other Things That Whiny, Entitled Dipshits Say

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Starting this week, I’m implementing a rule for readers of this column. The fact is, I express some pretty controversial views here on TechCrunch. Views on subjects like race and prostitution and terrorism and mental illness. Views that you – as a smart, educated TC reader – are perfectly able...
NSFW: Facebook Breached My Privacy, And Other Things That Whiny, Entitled Dipshits Say
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