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Passcode Google, privacy groups urge Congress not to expand federal hacking power

A change to federal criminal procedure would allow judges to approve searches on computers outside their jurisdiction, a move that could have vast 'unintended consequences' for innocent people, civil liberties groups say.

Technology companies and privacy groups are asking lawmakers to reject a proposed rule change to federal criminal procedure that would make it possible for judges to issue warrants to search computers located outside their jurisdiction.

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