Court Upholds Willy-Nilly Gadget Searches Along U.S. Border

    Date06 Jan 2014
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    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. The decision (.pdf) by U.S. District Judge Edward Korman in New York comes as laptops, and now smartphones, have become virtual extensions of ourselves, housing everything from email to instant-message chats to our papers and effects.
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