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New rules make it easier for the government to hack your devices

New rules make it easier for the government to hack your devices

The Justice Department says the rules are needed to investigate suspected cybercriminals. (Source: FOX 8 photo) The Justice Department says the rules are needed to investigate suspected cybercriminals. (Source: FOX 8 photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Some people worry new rules make it too easy for the government to hack your smartphones, tablets and computers.

The rules, which take effect December 1, require federal agents to get only a single search warrant before tapping into a device.The Justice Department says the rules are needed to investigate suspected cybercriminals. 

A bipartisan group of senators worked to stop the rules from taking effect. Republican leaders denied their request for a vote. Oregon senator Ron Wyden says he will introduce a bill to repeal.

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