As someone who takes his laptop everywhere, this is chilling news about the ongoing erosion of our rights:
Federal agents may take a traveler’s laptop computer or other electronic device to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, as part of border search policies the Department of Homeland Security recently disclosed.
Also, officials may share copies of the laptop’s contents with other agencies and private entities for language translation, data decryption or other reasons, according to the policies, dated July 16 and issued by two DHS agencies, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
For further Orwellian perspectives, take a look at this quote:
Customs Deputy Commissioner Jayson P. Ahern said the efforts “do not infringe on Americans’ privacy.”
Information must be impounded, shackled, and waterboarded in this New Republican United States of America.