May 262016
 
 May 26, 2016  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Patrick Howell O’Neill reports:

A federal judge has thrown out all the evidence gathered by the FBI using a hacking tool targeting Tor users in a child-porn investigation.

U.S. District Court Judge Robert Bryan on Wednesday shut down the FBI’s case against defendant Jay Michaud, a Vancouver middle-school teacher accused of downloading child porn through the Tor anonymity network while the FBI surreptitiously took control of a child-porn site called Playpen for two weeks in early 2015.

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