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Is Airport Security Getting the "Go Ahead" to Search Devices For Illegal Content?

Is Airport Security Getting the "Go Ahead" to Search Devices For Illegal Content?

What is seriously up with airport security anyways?! First they get permission to seize and search your laptop or any other electronic device when crossing the border; then they make the only "TSA approved" laptop bag the ugliest laptop tote on planet earth; and now they're going to be able to search your gadgets (iPod, cell phone, laptop) for illegally downloaded media content?!

According to the Telegraph, leaders of the G8 are meeting this week to decide whether or not to ratify the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) which is aimed at preventing piracy. And if it gets the go ahead, customs agents would be able to search media players for illegally obtained content — ouch! This reminds me of Napster days where people would be downloading songs and all of a sudden a lawsuit would arrive on their doorstep, and sometimes handcuffs — double ouch! What do you guys think about all of this? I'm starting to think airports are becoming the "privacy free zones" — as soon as you step into them, anything is fair game!


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