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H.R. 5321 (114th): Stopping Mass Hacking Act

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About the bill

National security analyst Ahmad Ghappour has called it “possibly the broadest expansion of extraterritorial surveillance power since the FBI’s expansion.” It’s an obscure change approved earlier this year which would essentially allow the government to hack an unlimited number of computers, anywhere in the world, with a single warrant. An edit to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, it’s more commonly referred to just as “Rule 41.”

Amazingly, Congress never approved this change — instead, the Justice Department requested and received judicial approval from the Supreme Court in April. Now the rule will go into effect on December 1, unless a new congressional bill succeeds in stopping it.

What the bill does

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX2) have introduced the Stopping ...

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Ted Poe

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 25, 2016
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
May 25, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 25, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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History

May 25, 2016
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 5321 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5321. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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