Stop the Changes to Rule 41

Update: Unfortunately, Congress failed to stop the changes to Rule 41 from taking effect. Learn more about what happened and the next steps in the fight.

U.S. government agents want to use an obscure procedure to radically expand their use of hacking techniques. We need to stop them.

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The U.S. government wants to use an obscure procedure—amending a federal rule known as Rule 41— to radically expand their authority to hack. The changes to Rule 41 would make it easier for them to break into our computers, take data, and engage in remote surveillance.

These changes could impact any person using a computer with Internet access anywhere in the world.

The rule change especially impacts people using privacy-protective technologies, including Tor and VPNs.

The United States Congress never approved this expansion of the FBI’s powers. But now, Congress is our last chance to stop the change from taking effect

The U.S. Congress only has until December 1st to stop the changes from taking effect.