What the fuck? I don’t care what reason they have, the 4th amendment is being violated here. Search of personal data as a matter of standard operating procedure is unacceptable.
What the fuck? If my phone endangers air travel by all means don't let me take it, or make me take it apart and check it. Get the fuck out of my personal data. It has no bearing on your plane from the late 80's.
Wow, so TSA is a bigger threat to Americans freedoms then the fucking terrorists.
I wonder what will happen to the next person who’s device is encrypted and turned off. Will they hold the person until they unlock their device?
LPT Always remember
your fingerprint can be used in light of the 4th ammendment (it's physical)
Your pin cannot. it's in your brain. so if you never want to be searched, always keep it so your pin has to be entered
So has anyone said no to these searches? I'm just curious as to what the outcome was.
You know the reintroduction of those Nokia phones with the target market being "people wanting a second phone to disconnect while they're skiing". Everyone called bullshit on that.
I'm pretty sure the real target market is people that want a basic second phone while traveling to avoid the rape gate inspections like these.
It's sad because on one hand I'd wager none of us have anything to hide, but on the other hand... it's still exceptionally uncomfortable and unethical.
Seems weird that in "not negotiating with terrorists" or "backing down" we've given terrorists all they need to really win their end of the fight: oppress people within their own country with little to no need to follow up in violence. The seemingly lazy action of them has seen billions of dollars flow out with little cause or effect, citizens terrified and the government oppressing its people - how is that not a win to a cell?
I'd be very interested to see the data on what this program has delivered us for actionable intel to fight terrorism with. I'd quite imagine it's about zilch.