David Kravets, reporting for Wired Threat Level:
A federal judge today upheld a President Barack Obama
administration policy allowing authorities along the U.S. border
to seize and search laptops, smartphones and other electronic
devices for any reason.
Paul Haddad raises an interesting point on Twitter:
Laptop border searches are legal, but so is strong encryption. I
don’t love the decision, but who doesn’t travel with everything
They can’t force you to reveal your password — although they will “demand” you provide it to them, and most people comply — but they can confiscate your devices.
★ Thursday, 2 January 2014