In a dangerously flawed decision unsealed today, a federal district court in Virginia ruled that a criminal defendant has no “reasonable expectation of privacy” in his personal computer, located inside his home. According to the court, the federal government does not need a warrant to hack into an individual’s computer.
What? On this 4th of July we read that our 4th Amendment no longer protects our computer in our home from unwarranted searches??
This is not good.
Source: Federal Court: The Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Your Home Computer | Electronic Frontier Foundation