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

ssc Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:12 PM
But, if they can seize a laptop and image its disc--they have access to things NOT included in wireless communications. I travel and carry classified client documents on my laptop that I am working on, not sending wirelessly.

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...