Should Customs decide what’s a circumvention device? | Public Knowledge

I’ve been picked out of a crowd at customs to be searched before. I was tired and I gave a furtive glance. The agent dug right into my bathroom bag and finally gave up when he saw I was giving him the “you’re going to find nuttin’, I’m really bored” look. But travelling with mp3 players, usb memory, lappies–whatever–just by carrying one, are you subject to invasive search of the filesystem? Does having encrypted collateral on the file system make you more suspicious? Is this a conspiracy ploy by the phone networks and netbook manufacturers to get business travellers to just buy a disposable netbooks at your destination and use Google Docs, just to avoid the hassle of getting searched?

Should Customs decide what’s a circumvention device? | Public Knowledge.

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