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Old 08-03-2008, 07:30 PM   #11
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If I encrypt it, they can't get the information. Period.

The US Government has no way to crack AES-256.
Does that mean they'd destroy the hard drive, without proof of you doing anything wrong or not?

And heck, what about MP3 players? Plus, people do need their phones throughout the day.

That just sounds... :S
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:35 PM   #12
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What if your laptop hard drive is encrypted?
just gonna inconvinience yourself there cos they will send it off to somehwere to get it unencrypted and if it cant be then i dunno you prolly wont be getting it back

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I was considering going back to the US next summer (I spent well over $2000 there this year) but if I have to go through any more bull---- at the border, I'll definitely take my $$$ elsewhere. I loved it there but...ugh.

Flying is such a pain these days... from the guilty until proven innocent to the skyrocketing prices. My experiences with US Customs haven't been that bad - aside from a few stupid questions, everything went smoothly but the thought of having to stand there while some idiot looks through my computer for things that aren't there...then decides he/she is going to seize whatever just because they feel like it, without an ounce of evidence that anything's wrong and hold it for a "reasonable period of time".

I'm sure the CBSA will follow. I'm surprised they weren't first to implement it.
What you mean stupid questions like
has anything been put in your luggage without your knowledge , that one always gets me
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:37 PM   #13
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there going to do this
if they think your up to no good
most likely
your stuff with not be touched
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:50 PM   #14
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i wouldnt even consider taking my laptop/mobile phone
a holiday is a holiday i don't wanna be emailing/txting on holiday i'll leave all that at home and on the odd time that i might want to e-mail i'll use a cyber cafe etc
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:14 PM   #15
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You can avoid all that crap. I used to UPS my stuff to the hotel I was going to be at and it would be waiting for me when I got there. No fuss, no muss.
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:30 PM   #16
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You can avoid all that crap. I used to UPS my stuff to the hotel I was going to be at and it would be waiting for me when I got there. No fuss, no muss.
That's a smart idea... Cost a decent sum though, especially if you were sending something out that needed to be insured like a laptop....
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:43 PM   #17
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...they're not going to randomly search people. This is a security measure for your own safety. Relax. They don't care about your porno stash, and they're not gonna steal your credit card numbers

And going with what Chris said, if you really have stuff that's that important, you should have it encrypted heavily anyway.
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:45 PM   #18
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...they're not going to randomly search people. This is a security measure for your own safety. Relax. They don't care about your porno stash, and they're not gonna steal your credit card numbers

And going with what Chris said, if you really have stuff that's that important, you should have it encrypted heavily anyway.
It's not so much that they're looking through it, it's that they'll be taking it away and returning later. Wtf...This is the most shittiest idea out there. The same way you can encrypt information so can terrorists. The same way you can ship stuff so can terrorists. So this is really a failed idea.
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:51 PM   #19
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Don't our rights as US citizens prevent search without warrant or probable cause?

I can see them doing this to a non-citizen as our constitutional rights do not apply to them, but to citizens too... That's bull.
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You can avoid all that crap. I used to UPS my stuff to the hotel I was going to be at and it would be waiting for me when I got there. No fuss, no muss.
Done it! I get free Fed Ex shipping. This is a great idea!
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