The FBI refuses to turn over information on its Network Investigation Technique (NIT) used in the controversial Playpen child pornography sting. One judge overseeing one of the many prosecutions resulting from the sting has suppressed evidence gathered by the FBI in light of them not providing information on the NIT. Without evidence, the FBI was forced to dismiss the case.

Read more by  Tim Cushing of Tech Dirt:

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170106/08320436415/fbi-dismisses-child-porn-prosecution-after-refusing-to-hand-over-details-hacking-tool.shtml

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