July 28, 2006

Excuse me, Sir. May I see your computer?

ars technica has the deets up on intrusive searches of computer hardware by border agents.

The case made its way to a Nevada court, which found Romm guilty. An appeal of the case went to the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, which was charged with deciding an important issue: can border patrol agents search laptops without a warrant and without probable cause? The court's ruling was handed down on Monday, and said that yes, agents can search laptops for any reason.

Granted, the guy was into kiddie porno but how long will it be until some kid is busted for illegal MP3's on his iPod by some overzealous wage slave?

Posted by mcblogger at July 28, 2006 02:00 PM

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