I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.
Quincy Larson
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The 4th amendment can be legally bypassed for a few specific and narrowly defined purposes, e.g. you can be randomly stopped without need for suspicion at a sobriety checkpoint in the interests of “road safety”, and your personal effects can be searched, including what’s on your phone, at the border to allow the border control people to check that you are complying with “immigration and customs laws”. I read that in an Electronic Frontier Found article on this subject. Of course, the law was written before the smartphone existed, and hence probably needs to be changed.

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