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FBI to gain expanded hacking powers as Senate effort to block fails
A last-ditch effort in the Senate to block or delay rule changes that would expand the US government's hacking powers failed Wednesday, despite concerns the changes would jeopardise the privacy rights of innocent Americans and risk possible abuse by the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump. His efforts were blocked by Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the Senate's second-ranking Republican. Magistrate judges can currently only order searches within the jurisdiction of their court, which is typically limited to a few counties.

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