Dec 1st was when your 4th Amendment was destroyed. “We’re in the midst right now of one of the biggest battles in the privacy world that we have faced. If we keep down this path, We’re going to wake up in a few years in George Orwells 1984. This is why, as we fight for security, any intrusion on privacy needs to be narrowly tailored and aggressively overseen.” Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX)
Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure AKA The Mass Hacking Act. Rule 41 authorizes federal magistrate judges to issue warrants for law enforcement searches and seizures. But it contains an important limitation: it requires the government to get a warrant from a judge in the jurisdiction where they want to conduct the search, except in certain limited circumstances. The amendments to Rule 41 would water down that restriction, allowing the government to apply for warrants in one jurisdiction to conduct remote searches of computers located in another. The rule changes also invite law enforcement to seek a single warrant to remotely search thousands of computers in violation of the protections of the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and international human rights law.
Jeremy Duffy AKA The Geek Professor, A Computer Geek with over 20 years of experience including 10 years with the Department of Defense protecting government and military computing from nation-state adversaries. An Experienced Teacher and Trainer with a talent for explaining complicated concepts in simple ways to people of all ages and technical skill levels. Jeremy has provided training and briefings to the FBI, the DHS, the State Department, and military bases from Alaska to Florida.
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