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Hacker Case Could Test Limits on Electronic Searches

October 23, 2012

Since nearly every criminal case from child pornography to tax evasion involves the seizure of computers or other digital materials, the issue has implications far beyond cybercrime cases, lawyers said.

"It's permeating criminal investigations," said Hanni Fakhoury, a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "What the government is arguing is that people increasingly use computers to further their crime and we have to search through everything, because criminals don't label their contraband."

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