We stray from sustainability a bit this morning to bring this lovely item from the Washington Post to your attention:

Travelers’ Laptops May Be Detained At Border
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….

Thought you might like to know.

“The policies . . . are truly alarming,” said Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.), who is probing the government’s border search practices. He said he intends to introduce legislation soon that would require reasonable suspicion for border searches…

You got that right, Senator.
PS: Denise Caruso has some biting perspectives (and some recommendations) over at her Machinist columns on Salon.


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