The Boston Sunday Globe had some interesting reading yesterday: "Laptop seizures at customs cause thorny legal dispute". When David House, a former MIT researcher, returned from vacation in Mexico a little over a year ago, federal agents seized his laptop at customs during a connection in Chicago, and kept it for almost two months. There was no search warrant, and he wasn't charged with a crime. The article describes a "Consitution-free zone" where governement agents don't need probable cause or reasonable suspicion to seize property, as long as it's not "invasive".
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