Thursday, March 01, 2018

States want to require obscenity or adult content filters on devices and identify consumers who remove them

Now Electronic Frontier Foundation warns that up to 15 state legislatures (includes Virginia) are entertaining an HTTA (or human trafficking prevention act) which (unlike even FOSTA and SESTA) doesn’t even address trafficking.
Instead it would require device manufacturers to install obscenity filters on devices.  Remember COPA?  Users would have to pay a $20 fee to remove the devices and the state would have a record on who had done paid for this.
That does seem to invite Fourth Amendment challenges.
EFF has a story by Gennier Gebhardt on it today. 
Today, a dad told Trump in a meeting on CNN that his deceased son had bought opioids on the open Internet, not the dark web.
Sarah Sanders mentioned FOSTA favorably in the Press Briefing today and no reporters questioned her.

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