• Dec 1, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Security,

Private Internet Access responds to Rule 41 change in the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

The recent change to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure would allow a federal magistrate judge to issue a search and seizure warrant for electronic media if the location of the information is concealed through technological means or if it is a hacking case that involves computers in at least five judicial districts. … Continue reading “Private Internet Access responds to Rule 41 change in the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure”

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  • Nov 28, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

Bipartisan group of Senators introduce S.3475 to delay the DOJ from being able to unconstitutionally hack millions of devices with a blanket warrant under an amendment to Rule 41

Rule 41 is set to be changed on December 1st. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is trying to expand the government’s hacking powers to an unconstitutional level using a little-known procedural rule amendment process. The amendment to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure will allow any federal judge to issue a blanket … Continue reading “Bipartisan group of Senators introduce S.3475 to delay the DOJ from being able to unconstitutionally hack millions of devices with a blanket warrant under an amendment to Rule 41”

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Dear Chief Justice John Roberts, Search and Seizure: Does Innocence Matter?

The United States Constitution’s 4th amendment supposedly protects us from illegal search and seizure. This constitutional right against illegal search and seizure has been tested time and again in the highest court in America. Chief Justice John Roberts, who was nominated by President George W. Bush and a nominee whom then-Senator President Barack Obama voted … Continue reading “Dear Chief Justice John Roberts, Search and Seizure: Does Innocence Matter?”

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  • Jun 21, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Security,

Join the EFF against the Rule 41 update which lets federal judges unconstitutionally hack you

A proposed amendment to Rule 41 of United States Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure could grant blatantly unconstitutional rights to American judges. The proposed new powers would allow US federal judges to grant search warrants for remote access of a target computer in cases where“the district where the media or information is located has been … Continue reading “Join the EFF against the Rule 41 update which lets federal judges unconstitutionally hack you”

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