FBI Seeking New Invasive Global Hacking Powers

The FBI is attempting to persuade an obscure regulatory body in Washington to change its rules of engagement in order to seize significant new powers to hack into and carry out surveillance of computers throughout the US and around the world.

At issue is Rule 41 of the federal rules of criminal procedure, which sets the terms under which the FBI is authorized to carry out searches and surveillance via court-approved warrants. Under the proposed amendment, a judge can issue a warrant that would allow the FBI to hack into any computer, no matter where it is located.

Details may be found in The Guardian at http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/29/fbi-powers-hacking-computers-surveillance.

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