US Customs To Earth: All Your Laptops Belong To Us

You’ll recall that US Customs And Border Protection started searching laptops without a warrant, and that congress was looking into the matter and was none to pleased about the fact that there were no documented policies that were on file. That changed yesterday. A pair of DHS policies have appeared that say that customs agents can routinely–as a matter of course–seize, make copies of, and “analyze the information transported by any individual attempting to enter, re-enter, depart, pass through, or reside in the United States.” (See policy No. 1 and No. 2. Warning:PDF)

So, this means that a visitor to the US or a US citizen is subject to these new policies. Wonderful.

As I mentioned earlier, congress was looking into the matter. It would be nice if they put an end to this stupidity

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