I hope she likes brunettes with amble bosoms
No such thing as privacy in an electronic world.
The Obama folk pretty much believe they can do whatever the heck they want, and for the most part they pretty much do. The Constitution has become nothing more than a charade in this country to which the ruling class at best pays mere lip service and at worst expresses outright contempt.
VPN with heavy encryption?
The explanation that I read (from TSA or DHS, I forgot) was essentially that the internet does not exist, therefore all devices capable of transporting data must be inspected at the border.
Its becoming more and more plain to me by the day that there is no freedom without privacy, and that includes financial privacy.
Glad to see the government is so serious about Border security that they need to dig through my laptop. Nevermind swarms of Mexicans and South Americans sweeping across the border like the wildebeest migration in the Serengetti. Nevermind cargo container shipping boxes filled with Chinese arriving at every port.
Go after those laptops of Americans coing back from vacation. And also, does anyone believe for a moment that a GS bankster, a GE executive returning from China, etc, will have THEIR laptop seized? The nomenclatura will be left alone.
The problem is TERRORISTS with Obama-derived MANPADS
and Obama-derived Fast&Furious Weapons, and
Obama-derived Open borders, not Americans.
But Americans, and their wives and children’s genitals,
are easier, safer targets, because so far Americans
are mute and docile.
Never mind that one can get all that information from anywhere in the world without having to cross a border, making "border inspections" pointless other than as an invasion of privacy.
I haven't seen it on the thread yet, but here's a copy of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, for legacy purposes of course...
Hey! The Police need these powers. Someone might get hurt by incoming citizens with and evil intent. If there’s a risk to law enforcement personnel, or if we can save even one child’s life, it’s worth it.
Article, and # 7.
Big Sis' Reasserts Unlimited Power to Seize and Inspect Laptops
These are the people in charge of our country ... with unlimited power, no legal or moral constraints.
They could drain our bank accounts in a heartbeat, and we'd never know who did it; we would be without protection or recourse to regain our losses.
And a lot of this is done under the guise of “protecting children”. US law forbids a US citizen from having sex with anyone under a certain age (18?) anywhere on earth. This even if the US citizen s obeying all local laws.
But the precedent has been set that US citizens behavior in other countries can violate US law, even if all local laws of the other nation are carefully observed.
How long will it take them to apply this to financial law? To US Tax law? To US environmental law?
The door is opened that we are property of the US government no matter where we are. We can be on Mars and DC claims we must follow their edicts.
Stop and frisk.
Total disregard and contempt for the supreme law of the land.
Love to stop and frisk the Libyan diplomats’ notebooks!
TrueCrypt is a great way to protect your data; it also has a way to hide virtual drives.
That’s one example of government by hysteria. Some appointees—mostly of the she type (boy wanna-bes)—have been threatening the populace and are trying to make messes. Somewhat like a child who picks her nose, tries to rub the offending matter on siblings, run to mom and make false allegations.
In other words, this Fourth Amendment-free zone encompasses the areas inhabited by a large majority of the people of the United States.
An interesting map of the areas affected can be found here.
Buy another laptop that is clean and used just for foreign travel or buy a spare hard drive that you swap into your laptop when traveling abroad. That second hard drive needs to formatted into Windows, Linux what have you
One thing not mentioned in this article is that according to a news article I read here a few days to a week ago, DHS is asserting the power to search electronic devices within 100 miles of the border as well.
The country marches headlong into fascism and tyrrany, and the public still has its head up its a$$ and spends its time watching 2 1/2 a$$holes, kim kardashian, and stores of Marco Rubio drinking water.
Not that I side with Big Sis, BO, or any government official, but this really isn’t new
Our expectation of a “reasonable right to privacy” has always stopped at our borders.
We have the option of not traveling out side of the those borders, or not taking our electronic equipment with us.