You might know that a lot of produce moves from Mexico to the U.S. But the infrastructure and economics of that system are incredibly screwed up—like throwing tons of ripe tomatoes into a landfill screwed up.
Is it a still from Transformers 4: Megan Fox Returns? Maybe an artist's interpretation of the world splitting apart? Or HOLY CRAP is the world really splitting apart?! Sort of but not quite.
According to Reuters, U.S. border patrol recently picked up two illegal immigrants who used dive scooters to cross from Mexico to California. This has to be the most thrilling personal sea scooter episode since that fight in Thunderball.
In 2008, it came to light that Homeland Security had the authority to take your laptop, hold it indefinitely, and search it whenever without warrant or probable cause. Last week, a judge rightly ruled that that's bananas.
Your laptop, mobile phone or camera can still be seized at the U.S border without suspicion of wrongdoing, but new guidelines require border protection and customs to take a maximum of 5 and 30 days each to complete searches.
You know the recently deployed airport scanners that see through your clothes and show your bits 'n' pieces to some dude supposedly in a locked closet? Called backscatter, the tech been re-jiggered into a portal that cars crossing the border will have to drive through, allowing border agents to search your car…
You already knew that customs officials can search your laptop if they feel like it, detaining you if you refuse, but what can you do to protect yourself from random dudes checking out your vacation pics? The EFF has some tips. There's having multiple encrypted partitions, having secure passwords, shutting off your…
Customs agents already have the power now to search your luggage when you cross borders, thanks to a circuit court ruling, they have the power to inspect the data on your laptops as well. The decision was handed down relating to this case: