The FBI is seeking the power and authority to hack any computer.
The biggest expansion of FBI spying power in its history, the FBI is hoping to grab it without an act of Congress or any public scrutiny or debate to give it the power to distribute malware, hack and trick any computer, anywhere in the world, in the course of investigations.
The amendment inserts a clause that would allow a judge to issue warrants to gain “remote access” to computers “located within or outside that district” (emphasis added) in cases in which the “district where the media or information is located has been concealed through technological means”. The expanded powers to stray across district boundaries would apply to any criminal investigation, not just to terrorist cases as at present.
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