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.

Court has ruled some Customs Border Protection searches and confiscations illegal

The Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, has made a new ruling concerning searches and seizures of passenger belongings at the border of the US, stating that CBP agents need to recognize there is an expectation of privacy and can’t do a search without a reason. Ned Levi discusses the new ruling and what its effect might be for international travelers.

How business travelers can dump their laptops for an iPad

Many business travelers are using iPads for entertainment, touring, and some communication when away from home. Many are now trying to decide if they can leave their business laptops at home while traveling and instead use their iPads for work. Ned Levi examines whether or not that’s possible for business travelers, and what hardware and software they might need to accomplish the transition.

Ned’s summer 2012 top 10 tech accessory gear list

In this “Tech Travel Age” many business and leisure travelers bring along multiple electric and electronic devices on their sojourns. Tech accessories can enhance the use and enjoyment of these devices. Ned Levi offers his summer, 2012 top ten list of accessories for the electric and electronic devices used by travelers while away from home.

What’s the future for US airline inflight entertainment?

Ned Levi has taken his crystal ball out from from storage and has looked at the future of airline inflight entertainment. With satellite based inflight Internet access and new online entertainment options becoming available for air travelers now, Ned believes the landscape of inflight entertainment will be changing to a more “personal” experience.