Skip to comments.Department of Justice wants expanded permission to hack and search remote computers
Posted on 05/10/2014 7:42:39 PM PDT by prisoner6
The U.S. Department of Justice wants new authority to hack and search remote computers during investigations, saying the new rules are needed because of complex criminal schemes sometimes using millions of machines spread across the country.
Digital rights groups say the request from the DOJ for authority to search computers outside the district where an investigation is based raises concerns about Internet security and Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.
By expanding federal law enforcements power to secretly exploit zero-day vulnerabilities in software and Internet platforms, the proposal threatens to weaken Internet security for all of us, Nathan Freed Wessler, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, said by email.
The proposal, which was made public Friday, raises serious privacy concerns, Wessler added, because it would significantly expand the circumstances under which law enforcement can conduct secret, remote searches of the sensitive contents of peoples computers. Our computers contain a wealth of private information about us, and it is crucial that the courts place strict limits on secret electronic searches by law enforcement.
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Sure, why not trust MORE a guy who exported machine-guns to narco-kingpings specifically IN ORDER to generate grisly murder headlines...?
And whose law-firm SPECIALIZED in legal defense of America-hating terrorists...?
WHAT COULD GO WRONG...?
The Department of “Justus” is coming for whitey.
Based on probable cause and with a signed warrant, right?
they can’t get into pc’s off the internet. not easily. the more shielded they are the less likely they’d be able to.
Are they not too busy arming al Qaeda and directing
young black hoods to gang-rape and gang-murder whites
under control of Holder, himself?
What’s new? They are already doing it.
I guess go with linux live discs and store stuff on flash media that has to get pulled from the box when not in use?