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The Denver Post - - TECH KNOW -

The U.S. gov­ern­ment has gained ex­panded hack­ing pow­ers un­der rule changes that took ef­fect late last week. The changes give judges power to au­tho­rize war­rants be­yond their ju­ris­dic­tions and makes it eas­ier for the FBI to get per­mis­sion to re­motely hack into com­put­ers both in the U.S. and over­seas dur­ing a crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Sen. Ron Wy­den, D-Ore­gon, called the changes “one of the big­gest mis­takes in sur­veil­lance pol­icy in years” that would give the gov­ern­ment “un­prece­dented author­ity to hack into Amer­i­cans’ per­sonal phones, com­put­ers and other de­vices.”

Levi Su­ma­gaysay, San Jose Mer­cury News

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