Erin Kelly reports:
Privacy advocates in Congress are moving to stop a new rule from taking effect Dec. 1 that would allow federal agents armed with a single search warrant to hack millions of Americans’ computers at once.
“It’s more government surveillance,” said Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, a former criminal court judge and prosecutor who is leading bipartisan efforts with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., to stop the rule change. “It’s disturbing.”
Despite congressional concern about criminals and rogue nations hacking everything from the Democratic National Committee to Yahoo, Congress has not held a single hearing on the potential mass hacking ofAmericans by U.S. government agents.
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