Tag: rule 41


FBI allays some critics with first use of new mass-hacking warrant

April 25, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Mass hacking seems to be all the rage currently. A vigilante hacker apparently slipped secure code into vulnerable cameras and other insecure networked objects in the “Internet of Things” so that bad guys can’t corral those devices into an army […]


Wyden: Rule 41 changes represent another compromise of security and liberty

July 1, 2016

Via: FCW

A proposed expansion of the U.S. government’s hacking authorities is the latest in a series of misguided technology policies that would make American lives less safe and less private, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said June 30. “There’s no telling what […]


Senator: let’s fix third-party doctrine that enabled NSA mass snooping

April 4, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

SAN FRANCISCO—The past week hundreds of lawyers, technologists, journalists, activists, and others from around the globe descended upon a university conference center to try to figure out the state of digital rights in 2016. The conference, appropriately dubbed “RightsCon,” featured […]


DEA, US Army bought $1.2M worth of hacking tools in recent years

April 16, 2015

Via: Cyrus Farivar

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the United States Army have almost certainly been buying questionable remote access hacking tools for years from an Italian company called Hacking Team, via an obscure American reseller called Cicom USA. Hacking Team openly […]