Supreme court grants FBI massive expansion of powers to hack computers

Supreme court grants FBI massive expansion of powers to hack computers
By Danny Yadron in San Francisco

Intelligence committee senator said he plans to introduce bill to block expansion to ‘rule 41’ on warrants for suspects who hide their location, set for December

The US Congress has seven months to block a potentially massive expansion of the government’s ability to hack into suspects’ computers.

At the FBI’s request this week, the supreme court ruled that federal judges should be able to issue hacking warrants to federal law enforcement for anywhere in the US if the suspect has tried to hide their location, as criminal suspects are wont to do.

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April 29, 2016 at 10:02PM
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