You might not be worried about your privacy being exploited by network operators, but how about if the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) decided to search your laptop, iPod and mobile phone as you went through airport security?
A frightening story about this exact circumstance comes to us today from the Washington Post, and it’s prompting some employers that I’ve just spoken with to urge their employees to wipe the laptop hard drives before going on business trips to prevent company confidential information from being leaked.
Seems to me that bringing along a laptop with a wiped hard drive on a business trip makes as much sense as packing five pounds of bricks. Are you concerned about this break of privacy by the government? And how are you going to react when a CBP agent asks you to show them your browser history and the photos on your iPod?