– FBI Moves to Broaden Hacking Authority – Google Says it Poses “Monumental Constitutional Concern” (Liberty Blitzkrieg, March 18, 2015):
A judicial advisory panel Monday quietly approved a rule change that will broaden the FBI’s hacking authority despite fears raised by Google that the amended language represents a “monumental” constitutional concern.
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules voted 11-1 to modify an arcane federal rule to allow judges more flexibility in how they approve search warrants for electronic data, according to a Justice Department spokesman.
The FBI wants the expanded authority, which would allow it to more easily infiltrate computer networks to install malicious tracking software.
– From the National Review article: FBI’s Plan to Expand Hacking Power Advances Despite Privacy Fears
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