After posting about Sidd Bikkannavar on Tuesday, friend-of-the-site Colin Teubner reached out to suggest that the scientist should have refused to provide his password and demanded entry into the country. Worst case, CBP would have kept his device, but it would have remained locked. It’s definitely worth knowing that American citizens may not be denied entry into their homeland. Of course, it’s easy to talk about this in theory, and a lot more difficult to deal with it in practice.
Over at Ars Technica, Cyrus Farivar has done some digging on just what the laws are surrounding electronics at the border. At present, they can best be described as “muddled”.