Cell phones aren't luggage, so why are customs agents searching them without a warrant? For years, the U.S. government has been seizing cellphones and performing warrantless searches at airports and points of entry along the northern and southern borders. “Since the 1800s there’s been a 4th amendment exception called the border search doctrine that allows searches to be performed routinely without a warrant,” Sophia Cope, a staff attorney for the digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation, told Fusion.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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