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The FBI recently proposed a new amendment that would greatly expand their surveillance capabilities. The proposed amendment would allow judges to issue warrants allowing federal investigators to hack into any computer, including devices that have been anonymized with tools like Tor. Obviously, privacy groups are deeply troubled by this news.

How would this surveillance amendment affect privacy?

Listen to our latest security slice podcast and hear Tim Erlin, Lamar Bailey and Craig Young discuss why the FBI may already have technology capable of this level of surveillance and the potential risks the amendment could pose to businesses.






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