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Rule 41. DOJ Sanctioned Hacking on VPN and TOR users.

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 04:57 PM

Rule 41. DOJ Sanctioned Hacking on VPN and TOR users.

Last-ditch effort to prevent changes to law enforcement hacking rule fails. http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/308088-last-ditch-effort-to-prevent-change-to-rule-41-fails
Thanks To Months Of Doing Nothing, Senate Allows DOJ's Rule 41 Changes To Become Law. https://www.techdirt.com/blog/?tag=rule+41

Bill Introduced To Push Back Approval Of DOJ's Proposed Rule 41 Changes. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161122/10381536112/bill-introduced-to-push-back-approval-dojs-proposed-rule-41-changes.shtml
The proposed changes would allow the FBI to hack thousands of computers around the world with a single warrant, much like it already did during two child porn investigations. Unfortunately for the FBI, its warrant is being met with successful challenges because the agency clearly violated Rule 41 jurisdictional limitations.

In addition, the DOJ wants permission to break into "compromised" computers and poke around inside them without the permission or knowledge of the owners of these computers. It also wants to treat anything that anonymizes internet users or hides their locations to be presumed acts of a guilty mind. The stripping of jurisdictional limits not only grants the FBI worldwide access for digital seizures and searches, but also encourages it to go venue shopping for judicial rubber stamps.

The warrant was issued as part of a controversial government-sanctioned operation to hack Tor users. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160921/06451335583/another-judge-declares-fbis-playpen-warrant-invalid-suppresses-all-evidence.shtml

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