Laptop searches at border might get restricted

Monday, 8 December 2008, 4:37 PM EST

Mohamed Shommo, an engineer for Cisco, travels overseas several times a year for work, so he is accustomed to opening his bags for border inspections upon returning to the U.S. But in recent years, these inspections have gone much deeper than his luggage.

Border agents have scrutinized family pictures on Shommo's digital camera, examined Koranic verses and other audio files on his iPod and even looked up Google keyword searches he had typed into his company laptop.

At Wired.

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