Post Reply The FBI is set to gain expanded powers
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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-congress-idUSKBN13P2ER

I just saw this in the news and thought I would bring it to the attention of Crunchyroll's forum-goers. What do you guys think? I am personally opposed to the increase of powers like these. I firmly believe that existing powers are already too far reaching.

All comments and opinions are welcome.
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Oh goody the surveillance police state marches forward. Now they can find judges who will rubber stamp whatever they want to do (sort of like the DEA was doing with that magistrate judge in California), and things like get infected by certain kinds of malware or using tools like VPNs or TOR potential become probably cause to let the FBI etc get warrant to access your computer.

Between this and CISPA privacy and attempts to protect it are now basically dead in the U.S.
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Oh goody more power to the government i'm sure everything will be fine.......i think?
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From the article:


In an effort to address concerns, U.S. Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell wrote a blog post this week arguing that the benefits given to authorities from the rule changes outweighed any potential for "unintended harm.

"The possibility of such harm must be balanced against the very real and ongoing harms perpetrated by criminals - such as hackers, who continue to harm the security and invade the privacy of Americans through an ongoing botnet, or pedophiles who openly and brazenly discuss their plans to sexually assault children," Caldwell wrote.


Right. Sure it does. Pull the other one, it's got bells on.

Funny how 'less government intrusion' always seems to give way to 'more government intrusion' to "protect" you, all in the name of law and order.

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Somewhere in the bowels of the underworld, J. Edgar Hoover starts to cautiously fondle himself.
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just dont do anything bad i suppose
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runec wrote:

Somewhere in the bowels of the underworld, J. Edgar Hoover starts to cautiously fondle himself.


So now the FBI will be contributing to Rule 34?

As for the article:


The changes will allow judges to issue warrants in cases when a suspect uses anonymizing technology to conceal the location of his or her computer or for an investigation into a network of hacked or infected computers, such as a botnet.

Magistrate judges can currently only order searches within the jurisdiction of their court, which is typically limited to a few counties.


I'm not fond of the FBI gaining jurisdiction to use hacking to gather evidence. I can understand their argument about needing to modernize warrants for an age when criminal activity can happen across state lines without the suspect ever setting foot in that state. And I wouldn't be the least bit sad to see the jerks running botnets and performing ddos attacks see their day in court. But the thought of the FBI going full steam into hacking for prosecutions still gives me the creeps.
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They passed a similar law in the UK recently. Honestly, at this point I'm strongly considering going completely homebrew on all programs and technology I use. At this point, except for steam and flash, I refuse to use proprietary software, and will only use open source. For that matter, I'm actually looking to move away from adobes variations of flash, and instead move over to open-source variants.
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Might try linux again. If only i could run my games on it.....
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