Protecting your data at the u.s. border

The Trump administration, continuing a disturbing trend that started under the Obama administration, is moving ahead with its policy of "extreme vetting" of visitors and immigrants, including stepping up searches of mobile devices and online accounts at the border. Searches of mobile devices increased five-fold in 2016 vs. 2015, from 5,000 to 25,000, and February 2017 alone (just after Trump's inauguration) saw more searches than all of 2015 combined, per CBP stats released earlier this year.

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