Sep 182010
 September 18, 2010  Court, Surveillance

Dan Tynan writes:

“Ok son, pull your laptop over to the side of the road and let me see your hard drive. Warrant? I don’t need no stinkin’ warrant. But the fact you asked for one indicates you’ve probably got something to hide, so I’m going to confiscate that machine in plain sight and hold it as evidence. Now bend over while we perform a body cavity search.”

No, we have not yet reached the police state I’ve sketched above (unless you’re crossing the US border — see the bits at the end). But a recent ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals puts us another step closer.

Read more on PCWorld.

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