>walking through the airport
>got stopped at a security checkpoint
>"Sir, we need to search your laptop."
What do you do?
Comply and watch him wade through the shitfest that is my five year old laptop. With an almost full 1TB HDD there are more junk files scattered everywhere than I care to think about. The only thing vaguely compromising are screenshots of my ex when we were skyping.
Wait this actually happens ?
As in they stop you and search files on your PC ?
I'd understand searching components to see if it's a bomb, but fucking files ?
What's the reasoning for this ?
Does somebody think that terrorist would leave literature lying in on their PC and bring a laptop to a suicide run ?
Either way comply or not, I'd miss the flight, searching through 2tbs of files would take forever.
Shit, I don't even know what some are anymore or where they are...
>Open up the laptop
>Boot it up to grub
>Let him figure it out.
>Enter encryption password
>Login into user account without sudo because all others are hidden
>Let him search for whatever
>Let him dick around the only thing I have there is autocad
I fucking hate that piece of shit program.
They only physically inspect laptops that have unusual components or layouts in the x-ray. They never have you log in to it because there's a gorillion privacy laws that would be violated and they are mostly high school dropouts that couldn't even begin to navigate those.
The wageslave TSA workers do not give a shit what you have on your machine. I travel often, I've never been asked to do anything with my electronics, even when asked to step aside for additional screening.
If you somehow find yourself in the situation where they DO want access, you're already fucked, but remember to ask for your lawyer and that you cannot be compelled to provide your password.
Dude, Ive traveled across the country with a skateboard in a black thrash bag (so things dont get dirty) and no one batted an eye. It's all about being white, man. If you are dirty shitskin paki you will get searched for 24 hours 3 shift of cops in your ass.
In case you got nothing to hide, and you are just being cocky wanting your freedoms, you are playing yourself, you are going to miss the flight and will have to fill forms and shit for the next couple days.
Went to the US twice and they asked it twice, was a x220 and t420 basically only happend on flights to US from Europe.
Went to many countries and they never bothered asking that sort of stuff.
physical inspection I can understand, but if they had to inspect your files it would be laughable.
Like "Why do you have a book on strategy ?"
"Why do you have a book on guerrilla warfare"
Into the jail you go ...
Just give him the fucking laptop, phone whatever
>it's not like he will be able to decrypt the drive
>it's not he's allowed to ask me for the password (for the drive and for the phone)
And even if he was allowed to ask me for the password and actually had the order to do it, I don't have anything on it's that's against the law.
Hell the most lewd content on the drive is a short fragment of Malena where Monica Belucci undresses and shows her qt bushy cunt.
>They take CP smuggling
It's fucking 1s and 0s, just put it in an encrypted container and send it with fucking gmail
Bringing pirated materials into the country is illegal. They do the same thing at the Canadian border if you're coming back into the US. They make you turn your laptop on and they run a scan on it of some sort that is supposed to alert them to any potentially pirated music/movies/software. Pretty sure it somehow checks for cheese pizza, as well.
You're telling me that, they look for pirated movies before you board your plane.
I'd probably get a life sentence.
I have about 700gbs of TV shows and 400 of movies.
Either way, what possible reason could they give for searching your laptop files ?
>Can you show your pirated movies lad ?
They don't get to ask you to start up your laptop and login. They can look at the laptop to check if it is a bomb. But it is not the airport's security's job to look through your files if they really think they need to look through your files they'll probably have a good cause, meaning you're some kind of criminal or suspect and by that time you would have already been taken out of the line and into a little office at the airport.
It's the law, buddy. They can search whatever you have on your person for dangerous or illegal materials. If they can force you to huch over and spread your legs for them, then surely they can do that.
I have full disk encryption and I won't give up my password. Tell them I have business secrets that could potentially bankrupt the company I work for if said information came in the wrong hands.
Implying they wouldn't just put me on a flight back home
Guys, they're also allowed to IMAGE your entire harddrive as evidence. So, if they take your laptop away and ask you to wait for an hour, you can be sure that the federal government now has a copy of all your files, history, private correspondence, and so forth. :DDDD
Wait, this is something that's actually being done?
Good thing we never had any instructions like this her in Finland, would have been an absolute bitch to do something so time consuming.
Also as a former airport security worker, I can assure you that people working at the airport couldn't give a less of a fuck about what personal items you're carrying with you.
If something is checked or removed, it's because of a regulation, that's it.
I've seen people (Russians) transport unpacked salmon in their luggage, among with their shoes and socks and it's all good.
No fucks given, but if you have something with you that goes against the regulations, it gets removed.
ITT: People get trolled into thinking the TSA has ever or will ever search your laptop for files
It's against the law, and their regulations. I travel for business and have probably been on more than three hundred flights in my life so far. It doesn't happen.
>this happens to me
>type it in for them
>put in a flash drive, I see then copying over all my lolicon to the drive
>"Okay sir, you're free to go"
>don't know what to think after that
It does happen though, but extremely rarely. Also, they can't force you to comply, but they can confiscate your laptop and only return it on your departure out of the country again.
>flying back to US from Cambodia on a business trip
>told to come to the "interview" room
>they have my photography equipment on the table and my laptop
>they ask for the password
>I refuse stating the contents are an extension of my mind therefore you cannot read into my thoughts
>process goes on for 12 hours
>finally allowed out but they pass the equipment onto the feds
>only allowed to travel domestically
>still "under investigation" and it's been nine months with no equipment
Why is the US so paranoid?
>Hey Bob, does this guy look like a... watcha-ma-call-it.... pederast, to you?
>He sure does, Pedro. Detain him while I image his hard drive. Do a cavity search while you're at it, would ya?
>You know that's my favorite!
>Happy birthday, Pedro!
>*onlookers begin chanting and clapping* U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
>Tell them I have business secrets that could potentially bankrupt the company I work for if said information came in the wrong hands.
Funny how it's supposed to be OK when a company has something to hide but it's immediately suspicious if you're a private person :^)
>Have kiddie porn on camera/drives, don't let them see it
>Do not have kiddie porn on camera/drives, refuse to let them quickly see and go about your day
>Now no camera
Look, I know MUH FREEDUMZ XD but seriously, sometimes its better just to accept that nobody is going to get hurt just because you logged on and showed them a business/holiday picture. It'd be a lot less hassle for everyone.
>HUUUUR BUT MUH FREEEEEDDUUUUUMB
If you get screwed over by the government, only you are affected.
If a company gets screwed over by the government, not only does all the employees of that company get fucked, but also clients, customers, partners, etc.
Hand them my laptop, log in.
It will take a long time for them to even find anything, but what they will find:
>tor is installed
>some nudes of my underage gf
>some random porn
>4chan folder with maybe a few gore pic
But seriously, a scenario like this will literally never happen.
Reading this thread it makes me wonder are you guys so poor that you cannot afford another laptop for sensitive files that you dont want tsa or anyone really looking at?
I dont even browse 4chan on my unencrypted machine. I travel often and its a g-d tier feeling knowing that some dodgy thumbnail will not pop up in front of some tsa officer and land me in trouble. I can just relax and enjoy the trip instead.
>If you get screwed over by the government, only you are affected.
Not necessarily. What about friends and family who rely on me?
>I don't make US laws, but in the US companies have the same rights as citizens.
I'm less talking about the laws and more about the popular mindset.
>Not necessarily. What about friends and family who rely on me?
It's still pretty minimum compared to a company. But keep in mind that small companies are fucked over by the government all the time, only big companies can literally get away with murder.
>"Sir, we need to search your laptop."
So, why is he getting ready to probe my anus?
I'm not American, I don't accidentally eat laptops.
>As part of new security protocol at foreign airports, the United States Transportation Security Administration will require cell phones and select electronic devices to be fully charged with the ability to be powered on when going through security screening. The TSA says that devices that won't power on will not be allowed on flights headed to the U.S.
That's not gonna happen when I work on my laptop on the plane until the battery is dead.
Like the other guy, I have confidential business documents. Any leakage of these will cost me my job and legal action. Seems all single males are scrutinized for traveling to asia pacific countries.
I firmly believe my constitutional rights as a US citizen were being violated that day. My freedoms are clearly justified.
>So, why is he getting ready to probe my anus?
They put on gloves when searching computers as well. If there is CP there, they don't want their fingerprints on it as it is evidence.
>It's against the law, and their regulations. I travel for business and have probably been on more than three hundred flights in my life so far. It doesn't happen.
So you probably have the TSA pre-check then, since you travel so much.
By passing through an international border in the USA (which international airports are) you they have the right to search any thing you have, if you don't want to be searched feel free to leave the airport and not get on a flight
well, it's a series of background checks and shit that you pay for so you can skip the security line at the airport. It's like $150 or so for the year, I think. So presumably the background checks would stop them, but in reality, nothing it stopping them.
A friend of mine (russian) was coming back from holidays is south africa. While there someone gave him this massive knife/machete for protection (if it was a joke or for real I dont know), so he put it in his bag and forgot about it. Two weeks later at airport check in they xray his bag and they see his machete. Haha took into this small room stinking of piss and interrogated for like 5 hours. In the end they let him go though.
>paying a fee to not have your constitutional rights violated by the government
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
>the special tsa pre-screening processif name not in ['ahmed', 'ali', 'mohammad']:
pre_screen_passed = True
Happened to me before cause of my gigantic gaming laptop that weighs 20lbs from 2010. They just take it to another room and you stand there with them. They unfold it and manually scan it with some sort of handheld device. Its simply a physical inspection to make sure you arent smuggling something in it.
I don't know of any browser that does a full wipe (as in write zeros) over the space it has occupied with cache.
Go ahead and run testdisk or photorec on the drive you have your browser installed. You'll find a lot of temporary files that were supposed to be gone.
>I don't know of any browser that does a full wipe (as in write zeros) over the space it has occupied with cache.
Protip: write with 1's, then 0's. They can see old 0's either side of the 1's and old 1's through the hole in the 0's if you only do one or the other.
You could use the wipe option with one pass in ccleaner. You would have to run a batch script to save going in ccleaner each time. Of course then you worry about files fragmenting so have to turn that off. And the swap file.
Still good friends with the one ex I used to skype with, we only broke up because of the distance. Current GF is hotter so I don't know that feel bro, sorry.
It'll get better anon.
itt: /g/ worries about things that'll never happen because 1) they've never traveled outside their country and live in their parent's basement or 2) only traveled as a kid with their parents
It might not be physically in proximity to a border, but yes, airports, especially for international flights, are considered borders since they are the gateway into and out of the country.
No, inside (international) airport waiting area its international waters. If tsa are suspicious (there dont even have to be probable cause or whatever you burgers have in burger land) they can ask you to search your laptop, if refused they may deny you entry into US.
>I let them open the laptop
>"Can you please sign on, sir?" [new yorker/brooklyn accent]
>I type in my password
>All seems fine and well
>Suddenly, a window pops up
>The only thing on it is text that says "ALLAHU AKBAR"
>Arab music starts playing
>LITTLE DO THEY KNOW, MY COMPUTER WAS A BOMB THE WHOLE TIME
>My computer explodes
>My work here is done
Because never forget.
Because I liked her as a person, the sex was just a bonus. She couldn't see herself leaving her life to start again with me and I've started again so many times that I don't want to any more. Still see her once a year or so.
Funny, I've moved on but she hasn't gotten a new boyfriend yet. Is there a female version of this?
>put my bag with a T410 and it's charger inside
>goes through the X-ray machine
>circuit board with a bunch of cables ontop just like a bomb
>the girls who is checking the machine turns yellow
What do you have in the bag sir?
On a related note has anyone travelled to thailand/cambodia alone by themselves? Did you experience any problems? I wanna go but am afraid I will just appear like a pedo and everyone will look at me with disgust in their eyes on a plane. I am too socially awkward for that.
>What do you have in the bag sir?
J-just a c-clock
Not at all
> I wanna go but am afraid I will just appear like a pedo and everyone will look at me with disgust in their eyes on a plane
Just don't go to the obvious sextrip places...
Just don't go to Pattaya or Phuket, going there as a single white male is synonymous with "imma fuck cheap thai prostitutes/lady boys/little children"
Hat Yai is a less obvious one I guess.
That's why there are so many black, overweight women working as TSA agents. They can't be racist, because they are disabled (overweight = disabled in the US), non-white and non-male.
>That's a violation of international law
So is Guantanamo bay, sending drones to assassinate people, violating Pakistani's state supremacy by sending a death squad to kill Osama bin Laden inside Pakistan or invading Iraq without UN's permission. Did it stop the US from doing any of those things?
What exactly would that achieve aside from attracting the ire of a community that I like?
Again, it's just pictures of a hot, nude woman who I happened to have been with. It's not all that different from having pictures of hot, nude women who you haven't been with.
So you tell people that all your exes were ugly? That's... interesting.
Why make two posts instead of one?
They did this at the Canadian border to some fur-fag. They found furry porn on his laptop and didn't let him into the country. He also had like no money, but yea.
Here is a link to the video:
Not if you hide it in your rectum before going through security, and if it's really necessary just partition off some space as NTSF and store more normie shit on it for them to check in wangblows
scared now this might happen to me.
>Muh futa horsedick furry porn
Speaking of Canada, a German friend was flying there to fuck a Canadian friend, when she arrived to the Canadian airpot she got randomly selected for a check and they made her turn on her laptop, where they found loli in there and did not let her get into the country, my Canadian friend and her told me that they also asked her if she came to molest children.
Was I rused by them or does Canadian airport security really makes you boot your laptop so they can search for shit?
>travel with multiple laptops all the time
>no issue at all
>wear jeans with decorative chains
>we can't let you on the plane wearing that, we will have to cut off the chains and confiscate them
The only thing on top of my lap is my penis ;)
I once left my black shit top bag laying on the floor in Reagan National for like 10 minutes by mistake and when I realized I forgot it I was afraid I might start a bomb scare.
Then I remembered I was white and everything was okay.
Yes, i have a friend who went to the USA to work as a babysitter for an Italian family she knew (we are italian oc) and when she came back for a Christmas break she had to leave her iPhone there cause they would search on pictures and messages and other shit proofs that she was illegally working there. And she was.
Actually they're not that free in the land of the free, looks like basic rights here in the EU are daily ignored. They're free to shoot themselves though.
YOU CAN'T STOP ME, I AM AN AMERICAN, I GOT RIGHTSSSSSSSSS
My laptop has space for two HDDs, one with loonix and the other with wangblows, so I have two questions: Can they know through the x-ray that there are two HDDs? And if they ever ask me to let them in, will they be content booting and inspecting Windows or do you think they will ask me to boot the loonix too?
>implying terrorists are going to carry around their terrorist plans or whatever in a fucking laptop when boarding a plane
Who the fuck is in charge of this kind of security, and who the fuck puts such a retard in charge of that?
>mailing a hard drive
And taking the risk of losing it because some retard loaded the package in the wrong plane? No thanks
If anything I'd do it the other way: mail the computer and carry any sort of storage with me. You can replace hardware, but not data.
>be youtube celeb
>requested to do a reaction video of boku no pico
>have to catch a plane soon but download it anyway to do a reaction later
>laptop is checked
>"come with me you sicko"
>in the backroom to get searched
>kicked in balls
>"you fucking pedo scum"
>50 years in prison
I guarantee you none of this is. These types of threads are made by insecure 3rd worlders who try to make the US look like shit by spreading misinfo.
Police everywhere pull shit on people who don't know their rights because they know they probably won't know better. If you bone up on your laws you can give them a legal reason why they can't do shit 99% of the time.
Just tell them no, they can't see your files. If they try to hold you ask for a reason and say you want to hear a lawyer tell you thats a good enough reason to hold you. They probably won't, and then they'll be forced to let you leave. Then make a big stink about it on a slow news day saying how the TSA violated a perfectly normal citizen's rights and harassed you.
the only people that 'have' to show their files are bitches that bend over for the state at the first hint of pressure.
>log into wangblows session
>start menu full of "dead" shortcuts
>nothing but appdata in users folder
>programs and user files all stored on encrypted partition
Have fun forcing my 60+ character passphrase.
>be on multiple cameras not being covered in welts before they called you into interrogation
>come out of the room covered in welts
>go to any news organization, show them what happened, demand security footage
>agents involved fired, public mistrust for the TSA and government in general grows until new laws limiting their power are passed
All it takes is for people to not be cucks and give in on everything.
>boots into a command line terminal
>get arrested for being a hacker
Who says you come out?
They can hold you for 48 hours without letting anyone know.Surly that is long enough to break you and then have you recover apperancewise.
The airports security cameras are not public property, its their own private records, which they dont have to give anyone or be compelled to show anyone.
The TSA's success rate is only 5% across ALL locations. They dont even do anything now. HLS,FBI do all the work.
>Chinese moot still hasn't filtered the word cuck
I take my Alienware m17r3 in my carry on sometimes it has a magnesium case like if you wanted to start a fire all you would need was a good spark from the huge ass battery and that magnesium case.
Got any proof fucker?
When I was in Canada there was news about the gov making new laws to give border patrol the legal right to fully surch your tech. Meaning you would be required by law to give the passwords to your phone and any other tech for them to freely access.
I'm pretty damn sure the US border patrol already had that right.
Best believe they can fuck your shit up at unholy levels. TSA is a whole different thing.
>bomb_making_instructions.jpg, when opened reveals water balloon filling techniques
>CP folder, which contains pictures of cheese pizza (the edible)
>scat tranny porn as wallpaper
There guys saying they would delete nudes are fucking liars. I kept the nudes of every woman who let me photograph her naked.
Because they're A+ whacking material. Way more personal than porn.
That is so smart and so stupid all at the same time.
If your tsa agent has a handful of stale cum and oatmeal instead of a brain.
If you can't iron a shirt with it, it ain't a steam press laptop combo. Also be careful that thing doesn't nuke your balls.
> yfw my OS and all (encrypted) files are on a 128gb microSD card, which I hide in pic related
Not logging in does nothing to prevent them from viewing all the files on your computer.
Anybody can literally take the hard drive out of your computer and stick it in a different computer and view every photo, video and file on it.
It is better to plead the fifth than say "I know the password and wont give it to you".
It is better to plead the fifth than to lie and say "I don't know the password" as lying to a federal agent is illegal.
Yes it is legal for them to image your hard drive if you give it to them. If you refuse they have to get a warrant, unless you are entering or leaving the United States or are withing 100 miles of the boarder.
I did this when shipping my desktop overseas. I carried the hard drive with me and shipped the rest. It took awhile, but it arrived in 1 piece with everything still there. It was stuck in customs for a week, so after I got it I replaced all the parts (except for the hard drive) because i wasn't sure if they put things into the BIOS or whatever.