Controls at the border

We all know that when we enter the US, the computers and phones we carry are subject to search without a warrant.  Don’t we?

“Lawsuit Targets Phone Seizures,” The Wall Street Journal, September 14, 2017 A5.  Customs screenings at border aren’t subject to same controls as when you are already here.  [NB:  Same rules apply when going into another country.  They can demand your password to make sure you don’t have porn on your phone.  Or whatever.]

Does this shock you?  Is this a control over your information or a limit on your autonomy?

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