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Lawmakers want border agents to get a warrant before searching your smartphone

Recode ------- Federal agents increasingly appear to be searching some Americans' smartphones as they cross the border — and a quartet of powerful congressional lawmakers want to impose new checks on that practice. Currently, the government doesn't have to obtain a warrant before it asks even American travelers to provide a look at their personal devices, including their laptops, at airport terminals or border crossings. A new bill released Tuesday by Sen. Ron Wyden and his allies, however, would require a warrant or suspicion of a crime — an effort, they say, that’s meant to safeguard Americans’ privacy while focusing the government on targets that pose actual threats. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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