License to hack - FBI will hack any computer worldwide

License to hack – FBI can legally hack any computer worldwide

Today the Supreme Court approved highly controversial amendments to federal criminal procedure, which (if accepted by Congress) will expand the FBI’s license to hack into computer networks without geographical limitations.

The Justice Department is keen to enforce this rule as soon as possible, but advocacy organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union and technology companies such as Google have opposed the change, arguing that changing Rule 41 would give the FBI hacking authority, which would be in direct contradiction to Constitution.