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> True?? - going too far or what?!?!?!, USA government taking people electronic devices
post Aug 2 2008, 11:52 PM
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The following was reported on Thai Visa website. Is it true?

The US Department of Homeland Security (and its related Customs and Border control agencies) has confirmed that notebook computers (and any other electronic device capable of storing information in digital or analog form, e.g., phones, PDAs, cameras, iPods, etc.) may be seized, held, and searched from person entering the United States, whether a citizen of the U.S. or not. These devices may be seized without cause and without suspicion of a crime being committed. They may be held for a "reasonable" time by Homeland Security (read days/months here, not hours at the airport) and the data sent for examination to other government agencies and outside contractors. "Reasonable" efforts are to be made to protect confidential business and personal information...but you know that means sh!t...and that data is to be destroyed after an examination is complete...again right!

"They're saying they can rifle through all the information in a traveler's laptop without having a smidgen of evidence that the traveler is breaking the law," said Greg Nojeim, senior counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology. Notably, he said, the policies "don't establish any criteria for whose computer can be searched."

So welcome to the land of the Free and home of the Brave...NOT!

Here is the full story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...ml?hpid=topnews
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