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Federal Agents Seek to Loosen Rules on Hacking Computers

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posted on May, 10 2014 @ 02:04 PM
Here comes a panel of judges that want to further the infringements on citizens by somehow making it "legally" easier for government agencies to hack into computers.

This could be a further attempt to by-pass and re-interpret the 4th amendment IMO.

We know that the U.S. Constitution actually does not "guarantee" privacy, but the 4th Amendment does prohibit unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause.

The question here I guess is; how fine a line is "probable cause" and just who is qualified to determine "suspicion" especially if and when something is actually "criminal" or just political jealousy or malicious over-zealously ?

There is a clear difference between a "search warrant" being visibly executed and one being secretly executed.

A U.S. proposal to expand the U.S. Justice Department’s ability to hack into computers during criminal investigations is furthering tension in the debate over how to balance privacy rights with the need to keep the country safe.

A committee of judges that sets national policy governing criminal investigations will try to sort through it all. It’s weighing a proposal made public yesterday that would give federal agents greater leeway to secretly access suspected criminals’ computers in bunches, not simply one at a time.

The underlying goal is to take rules written for searching property and modernize them for the Internet age. The proposal arrives at a precipitous time for a government still managing backlash to electronic spying by the National Security Agency that was exposed last year by contractor Edward Snowden.

Interesting Article;
Federal Agents Seek to Loosen Rules on Hacking Computers

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