U.S. Authorities Can Now Seize Laptops Arbitrarily, Indefinitely
This rule extends to your cell phone, Kindle, MP3 player, or any other information storing device you've taken along for the trip (even paper!). Agents can also make copies of any (or all) of your data to share with any other Federal agency -- though they promise to delete it when they're through.
It was just over a month ago that everyone was up in arms about laptop searching at borders, and now this? We certainly hope that this particular infringement of our digital liberties won't last long for long. [Source: Reuters]