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U.S. Customs Searches Have Journalists Stepping Up Their Digital Security

June 28, 2017

By Conor Risch

© Kitra Cahana

Canadian photojournalist Ed Ou, who was turned away from the U.S. border for refusing to unlock his electronic devices for officials.

This past October, Ed Ou, a Canadian photojournalist, was detained and had his devices seized after refusing to unlock them for United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials. Ou was held for several hours, and was eventually denied entry into the U.S. There was also evidence that his devices were tampered with. “Ed’s ordeal is yet another indication that...

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