Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) searched through the electronic devices of more than 29,000 travellers coming into the country. CBP officers sometimes upload personal data from those devices to Homeland Security servers by first transferring that data onto USB drives — drives that are supposed to be deleted after every use. But a new government report found that the majority of officers fail to delete the personal data.
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US Customs and Border Protection recently released video of President Trump's border wall prototypes in San Diego. And we couldn't help but notice something strange from the video. It shows a bird's-eye view of the wall from the perspective of a drone. And the drone is much, much higher than the wall.
Earlier this week, we looked at some of the complaints filed with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about the treatment of travellers at the US border. People regularly have their electronic devices searched, often for no good reason at all, leading to an invasive and violating experience. And today we have more horror stories from the front lines.
Travelling to the United States can be a huge hassle. Even if you're an American citizen, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can pull you aside for extensive and invasive "secondary screening". And by all accounts, this process has gotten worse since Donald Trump was elected. But it was horrible even before Trump gained power.
President Trump's proposed wall along the US-Mexico border is stupid for many reasons. But one of the most obvious reasons is that it's really easy to get over the wall using modern technology. That's precisely what an American man did recently when he tried to smuggle 6kg of meth from Mexico using a hobby drone.
Have you ever tried to get something that you shouldn't through customs? Frankly, I don't know how people summon the nerve. Whether it's illegal drugs, exotic animal meat or counterfeit purses, people will try to smuggle just about anything. And everyone seems to have their own favourite hiding places. But if any of your favourites are on the list below, you might want to rethink your life choices.