We all know that hackers can violate our privacy. But according to a recent federal court decision in U.S. v. Matish, hackers have also done away with our privacy rights when it comes to the Internet and digital devices. On June 23, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia unsealed a decision holding that a criminal defendant had no “reasonable expectation of privacy” in a personal computer in his home because hacking has become a “virtual certainty.” Therefore, the FBI’s access to his computer did not constitute a “search” under the Fourth Amendment and did not require a warrant. The implications of the court’s ruling are nothing short of breathtaking: by its logic, law enforcement would never need to get a warrant to search any computer that was vulnerable to hacking ‒ which pretty much means any computer.