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.

Hey Amtrak, travel photographers are not terrorists!

People taking photographs of public buildings, bridges and spaces are regularly being confronted and harassed. Amtrak has a record of not welcoming photographers. Ned details Amtrak’s threat to arrest him while taking photos of the auto-train.