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A May Day Op-Ed –
Supreme court gives FBI power to hack computers

On May Day, a traditional spring holiday celebrated in many cultures with gatherings, dances, singing, and cake, May Day 2016 denotes very ominous news in the U.S.:

– “Supreme court grants FBI massive expansion of powers to hack computers”
“FBI demands new powers to hack into computers and carry out surveillance”

“The US Congress has seven months to block a potentially massive expansion of the government’s ability to hack into suspects’ computers.

At the FBI’s request this week, the supreme court ruled that federal judges should be able to issue hacking warrants to federal law enforcement for anywhere in the US if the suspect has tried to hide their location, as criminal suspects are wont to do.

Additionally, the FBI could get authority to infiltrate any computer – regardless of the owner – if it has already been taken over by bad hackers.

The changes to so-called “rule 41” go into effect 1 December unless Congress acts to block them,” quoting Danny Yadron in San Francisco, UK’s The Guardian.
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– The first person I turn to on this kind of story is Edward Snowden
Here’s his take on this news.
Click here

He also re-Tweeted this story:
“After Snowden, Americans were less likely to Google certain terms out of fear of U.S. government surveillance.”
Click here

– Editor’s Note:
Snowden also took an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic,” and followed his word to the letter.
Al Pacino’s character in Scent of a Woman said this best: “And that, my friends, IS called integrity, that’s called courage.

And Snowden had this to say about “Hillary Clinton’s Damning Emails”
Read more from ConsortiumNews.com.

Posted by Steve on May 1, 2016 at 8:19 am | Permalink

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