US Homeland Security given power to seize laptops

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  1. keith

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    Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/01/AR2008080103030.html

    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.
     
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    just as well i will never take one to the states
     
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    Oh no i wanted to take mine to skype and upload pics next year :(
     
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    Don't think this is going to hit, Disney travelers very often.
     
  5. keith

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    I take one every time and will continue to :yes:

    I think it's just something to be aware of. As Grammiepo says, they're not going to be out to grab every disney traveller's laptop.
     
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    I'd like to see them try getting my laptop off me!!!
     
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    you wouldnt have a choice, or end up in nick
     
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    It was a joke.............. :D
     
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    Some people are already saying they'll ship their laptops there rather than carrying them through
     
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    I think the emphasis is on the 'may'. I imagine they would have to have other suspicions regarding a particular person first to warrant them taking the laptop.
     
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    then put a :lol: on it just !!!! doesnt look like ts a joke you plum :lol:
     
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    That's what the !!!!!!!!!!! are for :gy:
     
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    still dont tell you its a joke, its an exclamation , sound serious to me :tongue0011-1::tongue0011-1::tongue0011-1: :lol:
     
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    I swear we are fast on our way to becoming a police state...
     
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    i think from a tourist point of view, its getting ridiculous, and getting more and more paranoid every day....there will come a time when a lot of people will say enough is enough and not visit the US again...but if you have nothing to hide then its not a problem, wont ever stop me from visiting Florida :D
     
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    I've been through airport security many, many times.

    I have also been through a security check at the base of the Statue of Liberty. Let me tell you, they know how to do a security check. I will never feel safe on a plane again until they do what SoL does.

    I just don't see how a laptop and a bottle of hairspray is going to take down a plane.

    Pretty soon they won't even let us take our luggage. Oh wait, most of the airlines are now charging to take luggage.

    All of this bad news this morning is making me cranky :(
     
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    well i would rather them do this and catch a potential terrorist and have a little inconvenience. How soon we forget 9/11 and 7/7 and all the forces that have died since then. Remember the who-ha over fingerprints? About time we started vetting people coming into our borders too. :mad: i'll shut up now:lol:
     
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    I certainly haven't forgotten those atrocities. But, I don't think will truly stop a terrorist with an agenda. This just annoys regular folks who are trying to get somewhere.
     
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    oh i will never ever forget 7/7 i was involved in it and it affected so much i was off work for 3 months so you cant say that we forget coz we dont....i missed the liverpool st bomb by just a couple of mins and that im grateful to BR for once that my train was late, or i could be in a box right now

    9/11 will live with me forever as well even tho i dont live stateside
     
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    It's about to happen... for a start it'll be airports with lounges that mix international/non-international passengers, but soon I'm sure it'll be everywhere
     

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