Naked Security: Campaigners bid to delay Rule 41 ‘legal hacking’ bill by Lisa Vaas:
Two weeks before a December 1 deadline for a federal rule that would let feds hack you wherever you are, lawmakers made a last-ditch effort to push it back for six months.
As we reported in April, when the US Supreme Court first proposed the rule change, it was to a procedural rule known as Rule 41.
The change would allow judges to issue warrants for the government to hack computers anywhere, even outside their jurisdictions and regardless of whether those computers belong to innocent victims of criminal hacking.
An amended Rule 41 was to automatically go into effect on December 1 2016 unless halted by Congress.