Douglas Muth on 25 May 2008 20:09:25 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] OT: Traveling With Your Laptop Over The Border

On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 11:06 PM, Brian Vagnoni <> wrote:
> With the travel season here, take care when you travel with your laptop over
> the US border. The TSA is indiscriminately grabbing peoples laptops and if
> they do, you wouldn't get it back for at least 2 weeks after they do a
> forensic scan of all your private data. They are looking for stuff. I've
> talked with Infosec friends about this trying to find out what the guide
> lines are, and there are none.

I've heard of laptops being searched, but not kept for 2 weeks.  Are
you aware of any instances in which this has actually happened?
Something with a link to a news source would preferred.


-- Doug
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