Sep 152016
 
 September 15, 2016  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Gabrielle Banks reports:

In an effort to halt cyber crime that endangers young children, federal agents have trampled on basic privacy protections, attorneys argued Wednesday in a Houston courtroom, joining a nationwide consortium of defense lawyers fighting a sweeping federal investigation.

They’re questioning whether federal agents had the right to seize computers – and gigabytes of incriminating evidence – in Texas and elsewhere across the country that were used to access a dark web server based in Virginia.

A lawyer for Missouri City man accused of downloading child pornography from the dark website argued Wednesday the FBI overstepped its bounds in the 2015 sting, which nabbed 200 defendants nationwide.

Read more on Chron.com.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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