In what civil liberties groups are claimed as a power grab, the FBI is attempting to persuade an ambiguous regulatory body in Washington to change its rules of engagement. The changes would give the FBI to seize significant new powers, allowing them to hack into computers and carry out surveillance of computers both in the U.S. and around the world. The propose changes would allow a judge to issue a warrant that allowed the FBI to hack into any computer regardless of the location.
Civil liberties groups are sounding alarms, warning that the proposed rule changes threaten strict limits on search and seizures already in place by the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution. They also have expressed concerns that the rule changes would lead to an invasion of privacy.
Details may be found in an article by Carter Graydon in the CryptoCoin News at https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/fbi-petitions-new-power-hack-computers.