Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Travelling to the US with a laptop? Be prepared to be searched

Check out this article [ref: /.] about how U.S. Agents can inspect and confiscate your digital media. From the article:
The lawsuit was inspired by two dozen cases, 15 of which involved searches of cellphones, laptops, MP3 players and other electronics. Almost all involved travelers of Muslim, Middle Eastern or South Asian background, many of whom, including Mango and the tech engineer, said they are concerned they were singled out because of racial or religious profiling.

Funny, since I am sure the US Govt. does not do racial profiling.

To protect your corporate [and personal] secrets, check out this slashdot comment, and maybe think of using truecrypt :-). Then again, maybe if we do not give them the password, we end up living in an airport.

In other US Govt. news, check out this Daily Show Video [warning: mildly adult content]

And finally, a sad fact about the number 1411.

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