Erik's Weblog 2.0

August 16, 2007 +7 more...

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The customs officials at the end of the blue line checked my luggage after questioning me about the reason I was in Lebanon and other Middle Eastern countries that I had visited during my 4 year stay. They were actually very polite and I wasn't really bothered until they pulled out my laptop. At first I thought they probably want me to just turn it on to make sure I wasn't hiding a bomb in it. But then I was asked to put in my password and soon one of the customs officers was going through my personal files and photos. Something that really bothered me, I felt a complete invasion of privacy.

How long will it be before an unscrupulous TSA agent is caught making illegal use of some of the private information gathered from a traveler's laptop?

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