Wirecutter shares THIS with us!
Seen on Sipsey Street Irregular’s FB page:
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday quietly approved a rule change that would allow a federal magistrate judge to issue a search and seizure warrant for any target using anonymity software like Tor to browse the internet.
Absent action by U.S. Congress, the rule change (pdf) will go into effect in December. The FBI would then be able to search computers remotely—even if the bureau doesn’t know where that computer is located—if a user has anonymity software installed on it.
Leave it to the government to CHANGE THE RULES without Congressional approval – or the approval of the electorate.
The ‘rules’? Shouldn’t this be a matter of law?
or THE BILL OF $*)@$?! RIGHTS!
What about that pesky Fourth Amendment? Oh, I forgot, it’s been abolished…
A suggestion was made by an anonymous reader that, as it has been suggested we pepper our emails with security ‘catch-phrases’, like GUNS and PROPANE to overload the system, ALL OF US should download the TOR software for the same reason!
With that in mind…