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u.s. customs and border protection

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How tech protects the world's busiest border crossing

Thousands cross daily between Mexico and the U.S. at the San Ysidro port of entry. Most are law-abiding, but many are smugglers. CNET Road Trip 2012 checked out the tech used to stop them.

By Jul. 18, 2012

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How the Border Patrol uses tech to combat smugglers

Every day, hundreds of people cross the border illegally into the Arizona desert. In Tucson, the Border Patrol uses a wide mesh of technology to try to stop them. CNET Road Trip checks it out.

By Jul. 5, 2012

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Court curbs Homeland Security's laptop border searches

Appeals court slaps down Obama administration's claim that customs agents can peruse Americans' electronic devices for evidence -- without having even a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity.

By Mar. 8, 2013

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HTC's One X and Evo 4G LTE pass Customs inspections

The smartphones' legal limbo has been lifted and shipments are moving in to the U.S. unrestrained, the company says.

By May. 29, 2012

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Researcher detained at U.S. border, questioned about Wikileaks

Jacob Appelbaum, who volunteers with Wikileaks, is questioned for three hours and has mobile phones confiscated on his way back to the United States for a hacker show.

By Jul. 31, 2010

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DHS' X-ray scanners could be cancer risk to border crossers

Homeland Security is deploying X-ray scanners to inspect interior of vehicles crossing the border, according to documents obtained by a privacy group, raising new concerns about cancer and privacy risks.

By Jan. 12, 2012

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Motorola Defy XT (U.S. Cellular)

The Motorola Defy XT doesn't fear dust and water, but lacks the strength to power through smartphone tasks with speed.

By Sep. 13, 2012

3 stars Editor's rating Sep. 13, 2012

MSRP: $79.99

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LG Envoy II (U.S. Cellular)

With its low-end specs and mediocre camera, the Envoy II isn't worth buying -- especially since the Samsung Chrono 2 comes in at a cheaper contract price.

By Jun. 14, 2013

2.5 stars Editor's rating Jun. 14, 2013

MSRP: $159.99

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Laptop border searches to continue

Homeland Security reiterates that customs can still seize your laptop indefinitely--not a significant change from the policy under the Bush administration.

By Aug. 28, 2009

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Ep. 1449: Where we run for the border

Taco Bell taps techies to market its new breakfast menu, a new app helps you dodge awkward run-ins with frenemies, robots creep their way into newsrooms, and a new gadget guaranteed to sanitize public transportation!

By Mar. 20, 2014