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'Big Sis' Reasserts Unlimited Power to Seize and Inspect Laptops

3129 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 6:05 PM
You might also send e-mails to yourself to a computer that is already at home. Just be careful about what you carry with you. Impeach Obama. Viva la revolucion.

President Obama did not mention it in his State of the Union address last night, and there hasn’t been much attention devoted to it in the Congress of late; but, the fundamental right to privacy Americans have a right to expect from their own government, has suffered yet another body blow.

On the surface, things seem to be in order. For example, at the beginning of February, the Federal Trade Commission released a staff report outlining consumer privacy recommendations for developers of mobile phone apps. FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz called the recommendations “best practices” intended to “safeguard consumer privacy,” that...