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    [D]igital devices such as a laptop computer can be seized at the border without a warrant and sent to a secondary site for forensic inspection.

    That ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week is the second in less than a year that allows the U.S. government to conduct offsite searches of digital devices seized at the border without a warrant, Network World reported.
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    Ned Smith, BusinessNewsDaily Senior Writer,
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    If you can’t let a day go by without accessing your personal data and files, you’d better think twice about crossing the border back into the U.S. with your computer. That’s because digital devices such as a laptop computer can be seized at the border without a warrant and sent to a secondary site for forensic inspection.
    That ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week is the second in less than a year that allows the U.S. government to conduct offsite searches of digital devices seized at the border without a warrant, Network World reported.
    This could have big implications for business travelers, in particular, who are increasingly mobile and frequently carry laptops and other digital devices containing sensitive personal and company information across our borders. If your data reveals traces of criminality or illegal kinkiness when examined, your troubles will go way beyond temporary data denial.
    The Ninth Circuit Court ruling came in a case involving a man whose laptop was seized at the Mexican border when he re-entered the country at Lukeville, Ariz. Because he was a registered sex offender, custom officials confiscated his laptop computer for inspection.
    Though an initial scan of the data revealed nothing incriminating, the agents sent the computer 170 miles away to a digital forensics lab in Tucson because so many of the files were password protected. That search detected images depicting child pornography and the man was subsequently arrested and indicted.
    He filed a motion asking that the evidence be suppressed because it was the result of an unreasonable search in violation of his Fourth Amendment rights.
    Several lower courts agreed that the extended search of his laptop was unreasonable because the government didn’t have any reasonable suspicions that incriminating material would be found.
    The government appealed, contending that border search doctrine allowed such actions, according to Network World.
    In upholding the government’s argument, the Ninth Circuit Court noted that several other courts including the U.S. Supreme Court have recognized that by definition all border searches are reasonable because they occur at the border. The transportation of his computer was justified because the forensic tools needed to adequately search the computer were not available at Lukeville, a small, unincorporated community with a population of 35.
    Writing for the majority, Judge Richard Tallman said, “The border search doctrine is not so rigid as to require the United States to equip every entry point — no matter how desolate or infrequently traveled — with inspectors and sophisticated forensics equipment.”
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    i was thinking about bringing my laptop with me to get fixed next time. still thinking about doing it.
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    Default Re: Laptops and Other Electronics May Be Seized on Entry to US

    They'll probably take my laptop and leave the guitar picks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    They'll probably take my laptop and leave the guitar picks.
    i am like sgt shulz from hogan's heroes.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Demento View Post
    i am like sgt shulz from hogan's heroes.....
    Fat and stupid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    Fat and stupid?
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    Fat and stupid?
    Oops, DDT, ya left the door wide open for that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    Fat and stupid?
    fat and obtuse....
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    Yes he did, and all of ya'll got me tickled about it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertharvey View Post
    Oops, DDT, ya left the door wide open for that one.
    stupid is as stupid does.... and that's all i got to say 'bout dat!

    btw, sgt shulz didn't go to the russian front....
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    I am cooking Crab tonight, got it on tha stove almost, Don't take but a few minutes after the WATA gets hot.......

    Ya'll are invited........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain John Wayne View Post
    I am cooking Crab tonight, got it on tha stove almost, Don't take but a few minutes after the WATA gets hot.......

    Ya'll are invited........
    i'll be right over with my laptop.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Demento View Post
    stupid is as stupid does.... and that's all i got to say 'bout dat!

    btw, sgt shulz didn't go to the russian front....
    Sargent Shultz was my favorite on the show Except that crazy Idiot that never had a bomb go off on time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Demento View Post
    i'll be right over with my laptop.....
    Don't woory if it is confiscated, I got one that works, and it has been in Country for years now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain John Wayne View Post
    Sargent Shultz was my favorite on the show Except that crazy Idiot that never had a bomb go off on time.
    achmed, the dead terrorist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Demento View Post
    achmed, the dead terrorist?
    Damn DDT go get you a glass of Anhydrous Ammonia and lace it with Toxiphine off the farm.

    It is a POWER surge and will get rid of the internal parasites as well. Dipped plenty Deer Hounds in it, mixed with Seven Dust.

    We were talking about the Dukes of Hazard and Daisy, No pardon me that was another thread.

    We were talking about a stupid Sit Com about a Nazi Prizion of war Camp, Stalag 13.
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    Veeeery interestink.

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