It's everyone's worst nightmare: Your computer gets hacked. Someone gains access to all your files and can see the details of your entire private life.
There's no greater invasion of digital privacy.
And yet the Department of Justice is pushing a radical rule change to let law enforcement hack into thousands of innocent Americans’ computers at a time.
The DOJ wants to change an obscure federal rule known as “Rule 41” to radically expand its ability to hack into Americans’ computers.
The rule change would allow judges to give warrants to search computers outside of their jurisdiction when those computers use common privacy-protecting technology like Tor or VPNs and for computers affected by certain types of malware.
That means law enforcement can shop around for the judge most likely to rubber stamp their request.
This change would make it easier for the government to break into our computers, take data, and engage in remote surveillance – all with limited oversight by the courts.
And because of the secretive process the DOJ used to advance this rule change, it will automatically go into effect unless Congress blocks it.
That’s why we're joining a massive national day of action today to tell Congress to stop this radical power grab by co-sponsoring the bipartisan Stop Mass Hacking Act.
Join us and tell your reps in Congress: Stop this radical assault on our privacy rights and co-sponsor the Stop Mass Hacking Act now!