Thursday, February 07, 2008

Thoughtcrime?



WHAT are the policies followed by customs and border agents when the decide to search the contents of cellular telephones and laptops? A lawsuit being prepared by the Electronic Freedom Foundatation and the Asian Law Caucus intends to settle this question once and for all.

Which brings us to the second question - why are they even allowed to do this in the first place? I can understand searching for weapons, bombs, that sort of thing, but going through your laptop, MP3 player, and cellular telephone are asinine. To be honest, I didn't even they were doing this, but it turns out that there is already a federal case being brought against the government for the practice.

Which then raises the next logical question - how much longer before the state establishes thoughtcrime?

The Washington Post has the story - linky

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