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Chertoff: I'm Listening to the Internet (Not in a Bad Way) | Threat Level from Wired.com
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 20:04:24 -0400
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From: dss902 <dss902 () gmail com>
Date: August 11, 2008 7:42:32 PM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Subject: Chertoff: I'm Listening to the Internet (Not in a Bad Way) |
Threat Level from Wired.com
For IP if you wish.
Maybe it is because I am not an American, but that I find flying to
the US of A becoming more and more scary. And as they say, "I have
nothing to hide"
Wired talks to Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff.
"You are looking for material that is contraband itself, such as child
pornography or information about how to set up remote control IEDs. Or
if they are non-Americans, you are looking for information on the
laptop about why they should not be admitted.
In many cases, we open the laptop and look at it right there. There
are some cases where it is encrypted or it is difficult to assess, we
may hold on to laptop for purpose of having someone more expert look
If it turns out there's nothing there of criminal nature or
significant in terms of national security or admission to the country,
we return the laptop and expunge the information and it evaporates.
If it turns out there is significant information, we may return the
laptop and keep the info, or if the laptop is itself evidence of a
crime, then once we have PC [probable cause] determination we keep it.
One thing I am thinking of doing is creating a better tracking system
so if we do take a laptop off the premises, we find a way to let them
track it and after a certain number of days they can inquire about
when it going to be returned or what the situation is."
...for good or for awesome
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- Chertoff: I'm Listening to the Internet (Not in a Bad Way) | Threat Level from Wired.com David Farber (Aug 12)