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That microchipped e-passport you've got? US border cops still can't verify the data in it

Two Democratic US senators have formally asked Uncle Sam's Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency to get its act together on electronic passports. In 2005, America began issuing passports with implanted machine-readable RFID chips that contain the traveler's personal information. This data is cryptographically signed so …
Iain Thomson, 22 Feb 2018
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US border cops told to stop copying people's files just for the hell of it

With device searches at American border crossings reaching an all-time high, the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) this week tightened its rules for when agents can pull data from phones and computers. The updated directive [PDF] amends the 2009 CBP border search guidelines to require that agents at least have "reasonable …
Shaun Nichols, 5 Jan 2018

Passport and binary tree code, please: CompSci quizzes at US border just business as usual

Analysis Amid the Trump administration's tough talk on immigration and executive orders calling for border barriers and immigration bans, recent anecdotes describing a more confrontational entry process among travelers arriving in the US appear to confirm expectations set by the President's rhetoric. Software engineer Celestine Omin's …
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Avnet fears possible $73m bill as US Customs probe deeper

Avnet has warned it may be liable to cough $73m for duties, interest or fines arising from a US Customs and Border Protection probe into unpaid import tax owed by the previously acquired Bell Microproducts operation. In an SEC filing, enterprise distie Avnet said this was a worst case scenario and it has actually set aside $ …
Paul Kunert, 3 Jul 2012
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Eye-o-Sauron™ poked out by Great Wall of America

American plans to erect a chain of all-seeing eyes atop tall towers to guard the Mexican border have been put on hold in favour of a more conventional fence or wall, according to reports. "The highest priority is to put out a system of physical fences and barriers that will keep people and vehicles from illegally crossing the …
Lewis Page, 10 Sep 2008

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