Tag: Warrant

“Hacking Someone’s Computer is Definitely a Search”

A number of cases have popped up from the FBI running a child porn sting for two weeks on dark net. Courts have ruled that the warrant issued wasn’t valid, while other have ruled it as valid. The government was able to access thousands of computers, with just one single warrant. They took over servers of a known child pornography site, and kept it active for two weeks while they …
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The FBI Wants Access To Your Browsing History Without A Warrant

Browsing history has always been a topic of substantial discussion among privacy advocates. If it were up to the FBI, they would access all of our browsing histories without needing a warrant. Instead, they can make use of a national security letter, which does not require approval from a judge. The FBI Is At It Once Again It almost feels like the FBI is slowly but surely going through a …
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Judge Throws Out PlayPen Evidence As FBI Refuses To Disclose Details

The story regarding the FBI hacking Tor to infect the PlayPen platform is not over just yet. A judge excluded the evidence presented by the law enforcement agency after they refused to detail how they hacked the website in the first place. Not So Fast, FBI Hackers! In an earlier article, we mentioned how the FBI did not plan to disclose their method for breaching Tor and unleashing malware on …
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FBI Can Obtain A Warrant If You Run Tor Come December

Plenty of Bitcoin users use Tor to access the Internet and the deep web. Up until now there was nothing particularly wrong with that, but a new ruling may change that scenario altogether. If this ruling is to be approved, any federal magistrate judge can issue a search and seizure warrant for anyone who uses Tor or similar software to remain anonymous on the Internet. Using Tor Might Become “Illegal.” …
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