Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Your Laptops Are Not Private Anymmore...

Department of homeland security has done it once again... Forgetting about that pesky little document our nation is based on. Now when you travel and carry on your laptop they can confiscate it and go through all your personal and business files with no cause at all. This is a clear violation of the 4th Amendment. Hey you folks at DHS... Have you ever heard of "probably cause"? How about "unlawful search and seizures"? Where the line be drawn? I understand having my baggage x-rayed and having to walk through a metal detector before i board an airplane. But when you have absolutely no indication of wrong doing there is no reason to take the safety procedure any further. at some point you are simply being nosy and infringing on the rights of the people that are secured in the 4th Amendment. In case you are unsure what exactly what the 4th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States says I have posted it below.

FOURTH AMENDMENT [U.S. Constitution] - 'The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.'

"Congress recently forced the department to admit it has assumed authority to take an air traveler's laptop computer (or any other electronic device) to an undisclosed location for an unspecified time to check for suspicious files - even "absent individualized suspicion" of wrongdoing."

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