US judge dismisses challenge to suspicionless laptop searches at the border

Judge Edward Korman dismissed the ACLU suit, Abidor v. Napolitano, allowing the US Customs and Border Protection program of random border searches and seizures of electronic devices to continue with no requirement of warrants, probable cause, or reasonable suspicion. Ned Levi discusses the CPB program, court rulings which have affected it, and advice for international travelers entering the US.
By |January 6th, 2014|Columns|4 Comments|

Sunday musings: Car information rights, new Heathrow runway kills, travel fees go crazy

These thought provoking stories start with a question about who owns the data created by your automobile such as functionality and tracking your movements. When can possible future deaths influence federal policy? Should it? And, onerous fees spread from airlines to other areas of travel.
By |October 21st, 2012|Today|2 Comments|

How’s the iPhone 5 for travelers?

Ned Levi has been evaluating Apple's new iPhone 5 for a short time now, and has a first look review for you. Ned discusses important issues of the phone for travelers including, screen size, phone size, LTE, simultaneous use of voice and data, battery life, GPS usability, the new lightning connector, mapping apps and other issues.
By |October 1st, 2012|Columns|5 Comments|