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Expanded hacking powers approved by U.S Supreme Court

  • The US Supreme Court has approved a rule allowing law enforcement bodies to remotely search computers all over the world. Earlier such orders by the magistrate were limited to few countries. The search warrant is for computers located where the United States claims its jurisdiction including other countries. Such search warrants try to access the suspect’s computer to explore the data contained in it. Such a rule has come up because now criminals have ready access to sophisticated technology helping them in concealing their identity to engage in crime over the internet. In 2015, Google had opposed this change citing threat to privacy rights of a user. Government under this warrant can have access to and search thousands of computers at once.