[TheIndependent] Any computer connected to the internet can be hacked by the US Government without a warrant, court rules
If a computer has a connection to the internet means no warrant is required for the US government to hack it, a Virginia court has ruled.
The judge angered privacy campaigners by reasoning that since no connected computer “is immune from invasion”, no user should ever expect their their activity to remain secret. [...]
Scarlet Kim, legal officer at Privacy International, told The Independent the verdict would have “astounding implications for the privacy and security of anyone who owns an electronic device”. [...]
“The justification that the rise in hacking destroys a reasonable expectation of privacy in these devices is illogical and absurd.” [...]