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FBI’s Plan to Expand Hacking Power Advances Despite Privacy Fears

“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.

Known as Rule 41, the existing provision generally allows judges to approve search warrants only for material within the geographic bounds of their judicial district.”

Source: FBI’s Plan to Expand Hacking Power Advances Despite Privacy Fears – NationalJournal.com

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