Supreme Court and Easing [email protected]@ing Restrictions for the FBI – (Best Proxy Sites)
One of the few barriers to the FBI [email protected]@ing has been removed (Use best proxy sites). There is a possibility however that Congress may adjust this before the end of the year (when the change goes live). The Justice Department has been asking for this change for at least three years.
They have changed Rule 41 which means the FBI (if getting the appropriate warrant) can [email protected]@k networks and computers anywhere in the world. It does tidy up some oddities – for example if a suspect has a computer in California and one in New York, they would have had to go to Judges in both States. This has in the past been a real stumbling block with the FBI’s work.
We have mentioned TOR before – well the FBI would have no idea where the suspects computer even is unless they get through TOR. An example is the FBI found a suspect with inappropriate images, well they got off as the Judge said the Rule was not correctly applied. Soon that will not happen.
Naturally those who do privacy advocate work are not happy as well as tech giants. They believe is against Constitutional protection against inappropriate searches.