Homeland Preparedness News – The Data Care Act would require websites, apps, and other online providers to take steps to protect users’ personal information and prevent the misuse of users’ data.
The Washington Post – A Senate committee approved the nomination of Texas radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn to be head of the FDA, which is currently embroiled in a high-stakes debate over how to regulate e-cigarettes and curb youth vaping.
Transportation Today – At a hearing held by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, lawmakers directly addressed safety standards and concerns for self-driving vehicles.
Business Insider – Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) called on electric vehicle maker Tesla to disable its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system until it can introduce safeguards that prevent its improper use.
Science – Senator Charles Schumer (NY) wants the government to create an agency that would invest $100 billion over 5 years on basic research in artificial intelligence (AI).
Roll Call – Medical executive Stephen Hahn faced a bipartisan grilling in his nomination hearing about whether he would, if confirmed to lead the Food and Drug Administration, challenge the president to release a promised tobacco flavor ban.