At US Border, Dramatic Spike in Searches of Phones, Electronic Devices 1 234 567

At US Border, Dramatic Spike in Searches of Phones, Electronic Devices

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U.S. border agents are searching nearly four times as many international travelers’ smartphones and other electronic devices as they did two years ago, expanding the use of a little-known search-and-seizure authority that has sparked fresh legal challenges from digital rights advocates and defendants in several criminal cases.The content searches of electronic devices, conducted without a warrant or any individualized suspicion, spiked during the final year of the Obama administration...

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