/// Judge Denies FBI Request to Hack Computer

April 24, 2013  |  All Things Digital

A judge in Texas denied a request by the Federal Bureau of Investigation this week for what he describes as a warrant to remotely “hack a computer suspected of criminal use,” raising questions about the legal requirements for the government to use computer hacking techniques in investigations. The case offers a rare look at the use of so-called “offensive” computer security tools by the U.S. government. Most past such legal requests by government investigators appear to have been sealed, as have been the judges’ rulings. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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