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No Need to Cyberspy; Government Officials Can Simply Confiscate Your Laptop

With all the leaks revealed thanks to whistle-blower Edward Snowden, we’re finally all pretty aware that most of our digital data is impossible to keep private. But did you know, even without fancy software, border officials can seize your computer whenever they feel like it?

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Woman Sues After Being Forced to Undergo Invasive Searches

A 54-year-old New Mexico woman is suing federal authorities after being forced to undergo “a brutal and inhumane six-hour full-body cavity search by federal officers that included anal and vaginal probes” with no warrant and without consent, the El Paso Times reports.

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Border Drones a Wasteful Giveaway, Study Says

As Congress considers whether to increase funding for border drones, a report released Wednesday found the technology to be “an inefficient, costly and absurd approach to border security and homeland security.”

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