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Obscure legal change expands government hacking powers

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Obscure legal change expands government hacking powers

The FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and other US government authorities now require only the signature of a single judge to hack criminal suspects' computers and personal devices regardless of where they're located.  "We don’t have any confidence whatsoever that the FBI is not going to mess it up and end up causing damage to the computers that they are searching," said Nate Cardozo, senior staff attorney at the EFF. "If the malware bricks your laptop," rendering it inoperable, "you have no recourse under the new rules."

Friday, December 2, 2016
Christian Science Monitor

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