VICTORY! Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers’ Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional

VICTORY! Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers’ Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional In a major victory for privacy rights at the border, a federal court in Boston ruled today that suspicionless searches of travelers’ electronic devices by federal agents at airports and other U.S. ports of entry are unconstitutional. The ruling came in a lawsuit, Alasaad v. McAleenan, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and ACLU of Massachusetts, on behalf of 11 travelers whose smartphones and laptops were searched without individualized suspicion at U.S.…

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While You Slept, Government Created Internal Passports

While You Slept, Government Created Internal Passports By Peter C. Earle The deadline of yet another, and perhaps the most insidious, element of the post-9/11 initiatives (a partial list of which includes the establishment of the Transportation Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and a never-ending international war against a nebulously-defined, noncorporeal enemy, “terror”) is less than one year of coming to fruition. Beginning no later than October 1, 2020, citizens of all US states and territories will be required to have a Real ID compliant card or US…

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Aruba’s Facial Recognition Will Identify 2 Million Tourists At Car Rental Stations, Hotels And The Airport

Aruba’s Facial Recognition Will Identify 2 Million Tourists At Car Rental Stations, Hotels And The Airport By MassPrivateI Think twice before planning your family vacation to Aruba next year. Big Brother has big plans to monitor American tourists. A recent article in Breaking Travel News, revealed that the government of Aruba and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTCC) are bringing facial recognition CCTV cameras to car rental stations and at least 15 hotels on the island by 2020. (To see a list of Aruba’s 274 hotels and villas, click…

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Mercury Retrograde In Sagittarius: Revising Our Perspectives

Mercury Retrograde In Sagittarius: Revising Our Perspectives Mercury began the latest edition of its retrograde process on November 16th/17th, which will last until December 6th/7th. In the weeks (and especially days) leading up to it we start to notice its influence as Mercury slows down and comes to a stop before moving the other way. This is known as the ‘pre-shadow’ period which began on October 29th. If you have read my previous Mercury retrograde articles, the first two sections of this article are nearly the same and you can…

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