Interestingly, this rule was approved just a day after advancement of a bill by the US House of Representatives that made it a prerequisite for the government to obtain a judge’s cause warrant before seizing stored data from company computers such as Dropbox, Facebook or Google.

John Roberts, Chief Justiceof the Supreme Court,submitted the rule change to Congress as part of the annual collection of amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

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It is alleged that FBI is fighting cases in court to keep its spying tactics a secret from the public.

As a deviation from the current Rule 41 which allows a magistrate judge to issue search warrants only within their jurisdictions, the amended rule would allow the same magistrate judge to issue search/seize warrants on any computer if its location has been hidden through technical means.

It is also possible for the government to search millions of computers all at once with just a single warrant.

Last Thursday, the US Supreme Court approved a new rule that would make it easier for law enforcement agencies including the FBI to hack any computer, regardless of its location.

This decision will take effect from December unless the Congress opts to bring up a competing legislation against the decision.

The FBI will have the powers to search any computer (even those that are remotely located) that has online anonymity software installed in it.

The new ruling also allows the FBI to hack into computers that have been hacked once or those infected by a botnet, which is a type of malware program that takes over many computers and infect them with viruses.

Beware Online Anonymity Seekers Federal judges would now be able to issue search warrants that would allow law enforcement agents to search or seize any computer anywhere.

The rule also incorporated a small paragraph that is related to computers using privacy software.