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Do you plan to travel to/from the US? Do not take your laptop.


hello 22 | 891  
1 Aug 2008 /  #1
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. federal agents have been given new powers to seize travelers' laptops and other electronic devices at the border and hold them for unspecified periods.

Under recently disclosed Department of Homeland Security policies, such seizures may be carried out without suspicion of wrongdoing, the newspaper said, quoting policies issued on July 16 by two DHS agencies.

reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN0126069520080801
plk123 8 | 4,149  
1 Aug 2008 /  #2
sure flies in the face of 4th ammendment to the US constitution. fokers.
polishgirltx  
1 Aug 2008 /  #3
it bugs me too....privacy in the us down the toilet...i take my laptop everywhere, what about business travels and people who don't use personal laptops ...?

should i leave my ipod at home too...?
paranoid ppl....
Andrew78 - | 97  
1 Aug 2008 /  #5
Fucken Bush policy
OP hello 22 | 891  
1 Aug 2008 /  #6
So they terrorize the whole society (including foreign travelers) just in the hopes one imaginary terrorist is stupid enough to fly with a laptop with a map to Bin Laden? What are the odds, one in 10 billions?
plk123 8 | 4,149  
1 Aug 2008 /  #7
[electricpig.co.uk/2008/06/03/transformer-t-shirt-sparks-airport-alert/] - hey now, limies aren't any better.

So they terrorize the whole society (including foreign travelers) just in the hopes one imaginary terrorist is stupid enough to fly with a laptop with a map to Bin Laden? What are the odds, one in 10 billions?

about the sam odds as the ones where OJ didn't do it.
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
1 Aug 2008 /  #8
I'm off to florida next year and I'll make sure there are no computers or laptops on holiday. Internet Cafe is a no-no. Laptop is a no-no. I can't stand people that spend 24/7 on a friggin computer...!
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
1 Aug 2008 /  #9
yeah but have you ever thought there might be good reasons for spending so much time in front of the screen?
Firestorm 6 | 400  
1 Aug 2008 /  #10
And so.. The terrorist win.. )

Not only have they crippled our transport links.
Now they have us fighting ourselves..
They have us so scared of them. We wont go anywhere.. Or do anything. Or transport any goods.

NO laptops.. Pda's.. Mobile phones..

Hmm Soon you will all be riding horseback everywhere..
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
1 Aug 2008 /  #11
yeah but have you ever thought there might be good reasons for spending so much time in front of the screen?

Such as?
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
1 Aug 2008 /  #12
making a living
Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
2 Aug 2008 /  #13
I don't NEED to bring my laptop knobsacks. My computer/laptop is for leisure purposes ONLY not for businesses. The laptop stays at HOME. People that spend 24/7 chatting in chatrooms/forums are just SAD.
Logan McCloud - | 39  
2 Aug 2008 /  #14
My computer/laptop is for leisure purposes ONLY not for businesses.

Aye. Well that does say your unable to think outside the box wee laddie. What might be true for you might not be true for me. Ken?
miranda  
2 Aug 2008 /  #15
he, he......

On the serious note. It is a crazy idea since so many people depend on them. I am not making a living on mine but conduct a lot of activities using my laptop, so....it is like taking away my cell.

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