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For safety reasons -- -- -- so -- these hackers could -- her tactics are supposedly only being used to spying criminal suspects but what all but -- happened recently.
Really trust the government not to utilize these capabilities if they exist.
Attorney Dominic -- -- joins me now welcome to the show.
So they say they are only going to use this in cases of organized crime child pornography.
In counterterrorism -- is what a former US officials said when asked about these hacked -- and if you believe that.
You do it you haven't heard anything about the NSA's scandal that you haven't heard of the IRS and I mean do you do you trust them.
Stick to -- there's always a concern for privacy.
A it's a balancing of the security and safety it's a balancing between.
Us having our privacy rights and the government respecting the boundaries.
So do we believe that that certain individuals won't abuse power -- history shows that sometimes people don't do what they're supposed to do.
What is legal here.
Because they're saying that this is a way I mean it in reading all about this this is that this is a way for them.
You know learn your keystrokes -- your passwords.
To use the camera to see what is going on in a place -- they suspect something.
Is going on that is not right I mean do they have to get -- I'm not a lawyer to have to get a warrant for this what what do they need to do.
Yes award is necessary.
We all have the Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches and seizures and there has to be probable cost to get that warrant.
Recently a judge in Texas denied the government and the federal case.
He warrant to tap into computer and extract files and use the computer's camera take pictures why.
The judge denied because that was a concern that information of innocent third parties will be scooped up to.
So that's what.
They have to show.
I won't happen.
It they have to show that won't happen but it's you immediately think of the case would be you know NSA spying scandal do you think about the NSA gathering all these things.
So that they may need it later and then saying well if we want to use that leader we will go and get a subpoena them but they're gathering up in the meantime is the government doing that in this case.
Could they be listening -- to my house and then storing it somewhere in a giant server.
-- will we don't know they're saying they're collecting Mitt metadata what they're doing with that information.
It's not been publicly electing me that it.
That means that the general information in the emails and and the communications who's being called the subject matters subject lines perhaps.
The email addresses but not so much the contents we don't know we've heard.
Differing reports on this what the government's doing that information.
That's right I mean they were asked directly during one of the hearings.
You know I have you listened in on the phone calls they said you know we're not allowed to do that -- you know we're not allowed to have better for -- they didn't say whether they are not they've actually done it.
Yep -- right you're right but bear in mind the same people complaining.
About the intrusion on civil liberties are going to be the first people to object if there's another major attack and the government -- productive so it's a balancing act.
I don't know if they're going to be the first table what I understand you're saying is that we we do in the case of that the Boston bomber for example we have been able to look into -- -- one of those commuters who it was coming.
We would love that the same time I don't really want them looking at my kids as they're working on their computers I don't know it's balancing act thank you so much.
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