Protecting Your Privacy at the US Border

What are your rights at the border? It depends on your immigration status, and even US citizens will not enjoy their usual Constitutional rights in this situation. This is an important topic that should not be overlooked. I have a insightful and revealing discussion with Adam Schwartz from the Electronic Frontier Foundation about the recent escalation in US border searches of electronic devices. We’ll discuss what’s happening and how you can prepare for potential searches at the border, and why this is important for every citizen whether you plan to leave the country or not.

Adam Schwartz is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Adam works to ensure that new technologies expand instead of shrink our privacy, freedom of speech, and other civil liberties. Before joining EFF, Adam worked as a Senior Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. Adam graduated in 1995 from the Howard University School of Law.

Also, in the news this week: 600M iCloud accounts are purported to have been hacked – are you at risk? And the Senate has taken the first step towards allowing your internet service and cell phone providers to once again do whatever they please with your web surfing and app usage data. I’ll tell you how much you need to worry about these and what you can do about them!

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Carey Parker began programming computers in middle school when personal computers were just starting to become popular. For years, these twin interests percolated until he attended Purdue University and he learned you could get paid to do this stuff – it was called Electrical Engineering! After obtaining a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in EE, Carey wrote software for multiple companies, large and small. In recent years, particularly after the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, he became deeply concerned about computer security and privacy. In 2014, he combined his passion for computers, cybersecurity and fantasy novels with the long-time desire to write the book: Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons.