techdirt: Device Searches Have Created A Massive Database Of American Phone Data CBP Agents Can Search At Will by Tim Cushing:
The “Constitution-free zone” — the area within 100 miles of any border crossing, port of entry, or international airport — now apparently covers the entire country in perpetuity.
Border agencies — mainly Customs and Border Protection (CBP) — have steadily increased the number of device searches they do every year. Sometimes the search is limited to scrolling through an unlocked phone, an act that can be performed by a CBP agent even without reasonable suspicion. Then there are the more invasive searches, where the phone is seized temporarily and hooked up to a device to extract information.
Is it a border search if it happens a year after you cross the border?