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johnnyFive  ·  547 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Suspicionless phone searches at the border are unconstitutional, court rules

Just be aware that "reasonable suspicion" is a pretty low bar. Given all the snake oil that TSA uses (e.g. things like gait analysis), it won't be hard for them to figure out a way to do this as often as they want.

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johnnyFive  ·  546 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I suppose any step in the right direction is good, no matter how small.

This I definitely agree with.

And yes, it's reasonable suspicion that a crime has occurred. What this means at a practical level is complicated, and it remains to be seen how hard it will be to justify.

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