What would you do in this situation?

What would you do in this situation?

>Chris*, an Australian tech entrepreneur who lives in the US, said he has been held up at Sydney airport for hours three times in the past year, including most recently just over a week ago. Each time he was told he was selected randomly.

>“In all three cases, I was required to hand over passwords to personal electronic devices despite objecting to this invasion of my privacy, and with all three cases personal devices were searched out of my view for extended periods,” he said.

>He was also asked to hand over the master password for his password manager on the third visit.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >commies are crying about australia again
    must be doing something right

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      huh, how fricking stupid are you, you boot licking cuck. Don't even start to defend that stupid shit they're doing in that shithole

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Start jerking off in front of the security guards

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What would you do in this situation?
    Not be in the situation in the first place. Forward daily phone to throw away flip phone. Let them keep the phone that has no contacts, no data, nothing.... and maybe $10 credit on it. Then shut down all roads leading to the border costing the country billions of dollars per day.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      be prepared for a full scale investigation if it looks like you've wiped your devices or not brought them with you. Border security isn't stupid, they won't believe all you own is a dumbphone. You'll just look sus af.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If it's your country they do eventually have to let you in since there's no law there that you *have* to own a smartphone. They're agents of the state, not random thugs.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Y-You MUST let me back in!!
          >Uh... no, creep, lol

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If he has an Australian passport, that means he's still and Australian citizen, and is legally entitled to enter the country, absent due process of law. I don't think they are that far gone, yet.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            not having instagram is a federal crime

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >They're agents of the state, not random thugs.
          Even worse

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Most of my life I only used a dumb flip phone. I recently got a "smart" phone and I hate it. Going back to a flip phone as God intended.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        moron just get a 20 dollar smartphone for gps map travel and get another one when you get to your destination, nobody is checking if you're chipped or not

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You gotta speak their abbo language, like so:

    >OY AVE U GOT A LOICENSE THERE MATE
    >THIS IS PROPER BOLLOCKS

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      moron
      abo (one b) sounds like this

      AEYY WAGWAN BRUDDA WHICHWAY U GON TAEK ME IPHONE BRUDDA NAHR NUNYA WHYTE c**tS GON TAEK MR IPHONE
      BRUDDA IM GUNJAWAARYAYUBUAJGURNDA ELDER YEW GONNA GIB MR BACK MOI LAND c**t YEW CANT TAEK ME IPHONE TAEK ME LAND TAEK MR CIGGIES AN CENNO BRUDDA
      an have yew got a dolla for tha bus brudda please brudda onli a dolla come on i know u got tweeny sens brudda anyting nar frick ya racis DOG c**t WHYTE DOGS YEW RACIS ONLI WAN A DOLLA FOR THA BUS c**t IM THE GIMOYWALLYIDINJI ELDA YEW DOG

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        sent from a centrelink lobby

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >don't sniff petrol from a can

        ?si=lfrLpOOvLcsCesWb

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would find evidence of a crime on his electronic devices and throw him in a cell where he belongs.
    >"Tech entrepreneur" frequently travelling to and from the US
    You KNOW he's up to no good.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >>"Tech entrepreneur" frequently travelling to and from the US
      >You KNOW he's up to no good.
      this tbh

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He clearly lives in the US because US tech money is way ahead of other places, so he likely makes enough to visit back home often. I don't see what can be suspicious unto itself, unless they actually have him flagged for something already.

      be prepared for a full scale investigation if it looks like you've wiped your devices or not brought them with you. Border security isn't stupid, they won't believe all you own is a dumbphone. You'll just look sus af.

      >they won't believe all you own is a dumbphone. You'll just look sus af.
      OK but you can't hand over what you don't have. If you're busted for something and all your data is gone I imagine that would indeed be seen as obvious obstruction of justice and disposal of evidence, but I can't imagine not bringing a device with you is grounds for anything. What would they hold you for?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >What would they hold you for?
        They don't like your vibes, that's literally it. US customs are notorious for having a broomstick up their ass and being as insufferable as possible.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          And then what? Ask the FBI to raid your home in America because you brought a Nokia 3310 to Australia when visiting family?

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Take out my dumbphone which has a prepaid card whose number causes my phone to blow up, killing the pigs in the process (no proof that I did it).

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    let them keep it and press charges as a matter of principle

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    he probably looked like a stereotypical pedo and they were trying to catch him out

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >he probably looked like a stereotypical pedo
      cool it with the antisemitism

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        calm down ivan

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What would you do in this situation?
    Let them keep it, next time mail it ahead.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's just corporate espionage

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Guys a moron for not wiping his devices while flying after the first time this happened. Use self encrypted backups on cloud storage and restore your backups after arriving.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What would you do in this situation?
    Beat the shit out of one of them, then get beaten up by the others and jailed.
    Sounds stupid but first I just could not help myself, and second when you think about it, the one I'd beat would think twice next time. One by one we can tame them all.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >One by one we can tame them all.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > not using a burner travel phone
    > not having everything stored on a private cloud
    > visiting australia

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Australia is a shithole and I hope China annexes it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      chinks can't even annex a tiny island that can be seen from their own shoreline. cope harder, dog eating insect species.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Someone's mad their country relies on China for economic survival and has a worse currency than Singapore (also Chinese).

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >He was also asked to hand over the master password for his password manager on the third visit.
    That can't be lega--
    >Australia
    Never mind.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Exactly this.

      Still, I wonder if I ever move countries wtf am I gonna do with my 150tb.

      Leaving the drives with someone at home and transferring over the net would be a pain in the ass. We don't have gigabit uploads over here, I think 300-500 is the best my shithole connections can manage. That's an entire month non-stop. Well, I suppose it's not that bad, assuming the isp is fine with it.

      Or maybe by that time 100tb drives are a thing and I can put everything in 1 or 2 and not look too suspicions.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's a lot of pizza dude.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Have someone mail them to you in batches
        Ez

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It is literally legal in the US too but they do this less frequently.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        > world's busiest airports
        > doing this less frequently that one airport in australia
        i hope you're able to get some help with your profound and disturbing levels of moronation.

        Someone's mad their country relies on China for economic survival and has a worse currency than Singapore (also Chinese).

        > chink is seething
        what did the dog eating child molester mean by this? i'm not australian. let us know when your insect species is able to annex a tiny island off its own coast.
        > worst currency
        > yuan is equal to 0.21c australian
        aaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahaaaaaahahahahahahahaaaaaahahahahahahahaaaaaahahahahahahahaaaaaahahaaaaahahahahahahaha
        australians can go to china and live like kings. chinks come to australia and they're still POOR.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          racism is not allowed outside of /b/
          >fake laughter
          >think of the children™
          >eating dogs is a bad thing
          you are mad, btw 1 SGD = 1.119123 AUD. your country is a thirdie shithole compared to Han nations. even the one you mocked is dominating you financially, spiritually and physically

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >singapore
            >han

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Ruled by han, certainly.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            sg is 99% malayo-pajeet and the chinks are guangdongese (closer to thai than "han")

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            > seething chink btfo
            i'm here every day to shit on chinese insects that can't even take an island a few kilometers off of their own shore.
            >you are mad
            nobody is mad except for dog eating chinks that sell their children to western sex tourists in exchange for bitcoin.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds like a shithole in the middle of the ocean honestly. I would probably apply for US citizenship and never go back there.
    >hurr what are you hiding
    All my photos are backed up to iCloud. FBI man can jerk off to my mirror selfies if he likes.
    >durr australia based
    Isn't this the same country that b***hed about some specific videos being posted on X, and wanted them removed, but Musk just geoblocked the videos on Aus IPs, but that wasn't enough for them apparently? What a moronic nation.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Isn't this the same country that b***hed about some specific videos being posted on X, and wanted them removed, but Musk just geoblocked the videos on Aus IPs, but that wasn't enough for them apparently?
      Source?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/elon-musks-x-corp-scores-major-victory-in-court-battle-against-esafety-commissioner-over-wakeley-church-stabbing-video/news-story/8db5314e6944f1595abba480859bcec1

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The article doesn't state Twitter geoblocked the video, just that they refused to remove it. As I understand it, the video was still accessible from Australian IPs? (Not that I agree with censorship in that form, but that would at least be under their jurisdiction.)

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I suppose, in that case Australia should make it very clear which IP adresses their citizens are connecting from, so social media corps can geoblock content in their jurisdiction. They also wanted X to remove the content because apparently 25 percent of the Australian citizens use VPNs (by their own words) and could still access offending content on X by appearing to connect from another country. Imho that's a very wide reach attempt, imagine removing every content that involves headscarfless women (or all women?) from the internet because that violates Saudi Arabia's laws.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Detecting someone's country from their IP is trivial, no further communication from the Australian government needed unless they find the implementation of geoblocks to be insufficient. But from what I understand there was no geoblock at all, in which case the demand is not unreasonable. Demanding content to be 'removed' instead of explicitly asking for it to be 'geoblocked' is the standard, and I don't think that's something to be outraged about unless they demand it even for properly geoblocked content. I don't like the Australian government either, but at least hate them for what they actually do. Misrepresenting the situation only weakens your case and for the Australian government that's absolutely not necessary, they pull plenty of shit deserving genuine outrage, like asking for passwords outside the phone in

            https://i.imgur.com/f8ayTyH.jpeg

            What would you do in this situation?

            >Chris*, an Australian tech entrepreneur who lives in the US, said he has been held up at Sydney airport for hours three times in the past year, including most recently just over a week ago. Each time he was told he was selected randomly.

            >“In all three cases, I was required to hand over passwords to personal electronic devices despite objecting to this invasion of my privacy, and with all three cases personal devices were searched out of my view for extended periods,” he said.

            >He was also asked to hand over the master password for his password manager on the third visit.

            .

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            censoring evidence from the internet is completely unreasonable
            esafety is a meme, who exactly is this protecting

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            esafety commissioner wanted it blocked from anyone accessing it from australia across a vpn

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Source?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This did in fact happen. Some US Expat in their "E-Safety" department tried to issue a Global Takedown order of a video of a political assassination. Musk said "lol doesn't work that way, b***h" and geoblocked Aus IPs, then told them to frick off.

        Source?

        Holy frick, anon. You have more than enough information and keywords to actually look into it yourself. I know you have access to the fricking internet because you're here being a homosexual. I literally just pulled up 5 articles about it on DDG.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why do I need to jump through hoops to find evidence for YOUR claims, not knowing if they're even true? You're the one making strange claims, back it up with proof or you're full of shit. (And no, repeated assertions are not proof.) The one article that did get linked as 'proof' didn't state what was claimed to be stated.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You don't have to do anything. And neither does anyone else, you entitled c**t. So don't make demands of strangers, and then throw a tantrum when we don't "jump through hoops" for your moronic ass.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm fully entitled to calling you out on your bullshit when you don't provide a source for unreasonable claims (i.e.: lies).

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            By all means, keep defending the government of Australia. I mean, why wouldn't you, with their stellar human rights track record from the past 5 years.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Spouting lies just makes people less inclined to believe the absurd truths.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >lies lies lies
            To quote a homosexual from very recently

            Why do I need to jump through hoops to find evidence for YOUR claims, not knowing if they're even true? You're the one making strange claims, back it up with proof or you're full of shit. (And no, repeated assertions are not proof.) The one article that did get linked as 'proof' didn't state what was claimed to be stated.

            >And no, repeated assertions are not truths

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            When you refuse to provide evidence for absurd claims, and the only evidence provided is misleading, I can only conclude you are intentionally being dishonest. I have been providing valid arguments, while your replies have been, in order: Proof by assertion, attempting to shift the burden of proof (argument from ignorance) combined with ad hominem, whataboutism with appeal to motive, and again repeated assertion and trying to shift the burden of proof.

            Give a source or a valid argument or I'll have to consider your lack of proper reply an admission that you're full of shit.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You do you, bro. I'm sure the Australian government is pleased that you understand they are just trying to keep people safe.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    smash phone and hand them the pieces.
    OR MAYBE BRING A FRICKING BURNER WITHOUT ANY PERSONAL INFO ON IT.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Burger outraged when given soup of his own medicine
    Maybe he should check what goes on at American international airports.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >What would you do in this situation?
      The last time I traveled out of the country I wiped my phone before leaving. I don't have any illegal shit on my phone, but I still didn't want the feds copying all my data anyway.

      He's Australian, moron.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm a non-american that visits the US about 6-7 times per year and not once has TSA ever checked my electronics
      they tell you to put it in the tray, it passes through the xray thing and you go about your day. They couldn't care less if you have CP on your phone, they just wanna make sure the flight is safe. I'm convinced people that complain about american airport security have never actually flown

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        security here isn't invasive or anything, just slow and a pain in the ass

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm a non-american
        specify, please

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >sure you can look in my boys chat
    >Racists memes
    >Photos of beers being drunk in random locations
    >Pictures of pissing all over bathrooms
    Enjoy airport security

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    only travel back and forth with a tertiary phone, but wipe it before leaving any country
    leave devices in the USA or in Australia
    odds are that he is being targeted, most likely based on race and appearance

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >"Keep it then, you glowBlack person homosexuals. When you see your kids tonight tell them you're a criminal and you hurt people and steal for a living. You're the bad guy in all their cartoons. A common Black person. Then have a nice day."

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      lmao you sound mad

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Wouldn't you be if a israelite toadie stole your phone?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >see your kids tonight tell them you're a criminal
      comfy boomer thoughts on a Tuesday

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Every time I read things like this I wonder how fast it will become mandatory to go trough brain memory scans once that technology is available and it's non-invasive, reliable and fast.
    Same arguments would be given there. It's for the safety of others and to see if you are a criminal. If you have nothing to hide, then why would you not do it etc.

    If you have no privacy for your digital life, then you have no privacy for your real life either. I do hope I kick the bucket before I am regularly forced to go trough memory audits where some AI scans my thoughts and memories for "illegal" stuff.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >fork keepassxc
    >execute `dd if=/dev/urandom` and `reboot` if password "Black person" is entered, destroying the LUKS header
    oops

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nice try kid but we already made a clone of your SSD. Enjoy going to prison for destruction of evidence, obstruction of justice, and racism.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >evidence
        evidence of what?

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Now I know to bring a travel burner phone when I leave the country. Thanks OP.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not just international travel. They are going to station digital checkers in every house for when you travel room to room.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        hyperbole is unneeded. the next plan is to require digital id to access porn sites. social media will follow. anonymous websites like this will be made illegal. then they will require for grocery stores, and normies will cheer bc incel terrorists and communists taht support open source software be left to starve to death on the streets

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >waaah my porn sites
          kys coomer trash
          you deserve what you have coming

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I bet you also support rampant privacy invasion 'to catch pedophiles' (even though said legislation never gets used to actually catch pedophiles).

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Not that guy, and I don't think a privacy invasion is justified by anything but god I wish coomers would frick off back to India and Africa with their likeminded low IQ subhumans.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          > the next plan is to require digital id to access porn sites
          Based

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This happens daily.

    They are looking for drug dealers or people traffickers mostly.

    I know someone in oz border force and they told me all about it. Drug dealers take photos of their products, have records of their deals and suppliers. So they catch a lot of them this way. He once told me how they caught an asian celeb with underage girls because they forced him to unlock his phone and it was filled with pics of him having sex with kids.
    Thats what they are really after.
    They don't give a shit about the average persons data

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Frick off fed. No one cares what they say they do with it. Get a fricking warrant.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        they don't need a warrant, compiling with border force is a condition of entry to the country

        keep quiet kid if you don't know what you are talking about

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You clearly have no idea what you're talking about. Aus has a massive drug problem, and seeing as they're a island in the middle of nowhere, it all comes in through travelers.
        If you're visiting you'll constantly get asked if you want to buy drugs from taxi drivers and people who interact with tourists the most. It's a massive problem they're trying to crack down on and the obvious point to do it at is the border, if you're entering with drugs or leaving after unloading.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I don't doubt that it's mostly the Chinese trafficking drugs as they're doing it with every Anglo country but being on an island (?) doesn't mean you can't manufacture them yourself.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The majority of drugs are smuggled in via ports not via air you absolute moron. This is why major port cities like Melbourne have such high drug use

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >no you see this flagrant disregard for privacy is totally okay because... muh pedos or something idk

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >doing something highly illegal
      >keeping pictures of it on your main mobile device
      >keeping the pictures on a mobile device at all

      People are stupid af

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yes, they really are. I guess choosing drug dealer as a career isn't a choice made by smart people.

        I would personally would erase my phone before travelling and just have pics of the hotel or boarding pass as pdfs. Nothing else. I do that not because I am into any crime but just because I dont want someone looking through my stuff

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      lmao, that would be the most moronic dealers and traffickers ever

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Let them keep it and tell your carrier it was stolen.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mail the phone or use a burner.
    This is commonplace with traveling internationally.
    The minute they take it away from eyes view assume it's compromised and buy another.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      And your laptop?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Never sit again, removing the need for one.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Normalgay Windows install with hidden encrypted Linux partition.
        Files are on a USB in hidden in my ass.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How well can you even "erase" data from a phone?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Completely, if you have root.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Well you are meant to take all data off your phone and computer put it in a truecrypt file in micro SD cards and then hide those up your ass.
    When you are past customs you just easily decrypt them and put your phone back together easy peasy.
    You really have no excuse as it tends to be a long flight back to Sydney from the US. Plenty of time.

    Sure sometimes the toilets are clogged on the plane from the other tech heads trying to hide larger hard drives up their bum, really though it's a minor inconvenience to get to go to Australia.

    I kind of like the thrill. It makes me feel like I'm an action hero as I hide my shitpost material.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe stop looking like a shitskin poojet or a Black person, wear a suit, clean shave, bath daily.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When I visited America last year they made me give them my password for my phone aswell as my social media log in info. They said they need to check if I am planning to work illegally in America, they said they have some doubt that I can afford this vacation. They said if I refuse to unlock my phone they will not allow me to enter the USA.

    I’m German. Germans are richer than Australians. And the agents name was literally Martinez. More than the whole privacy thing, what really annoyed me was that it was a thirdie doing it to me. Sad to hear Australia is equally as fricked.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Did you turn around and go home? No, you gave them your password like a compliant little b***h, thus supporting the system.
      Then you whine anonymously that they "made" you do it. If they didn't break any of your bones, then nobody "made" you do anything. You're just a collaborator. You don't deserve to travel internationally. Stay in your own socialist totalitarian hellhole.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Then while you're heading home, they contact the feds in your home country and on arrival they'll demand your password to re-enter your own country. What now?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          If you ever went outside you’d know why this isn’t a concern.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            because after insulting your government you'll never make it back to your country once you've left domestic soil

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If you ever went outside you’d know why this isn’t a concern.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      everyone does it to everyone else.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      they do it because they know you won't fight them on it, people have places to be and they know it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Germans are richer than Australians.
      LMAO. that never happened.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    YFW YOU DON'T LIVE IN AUSFAILIA STRAYA

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would have all my shit at home and use my mobile device to remote into it.
    When I'm approaching a border or whatevs, I'd just disconnect and let them check the empty device

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      "Give me your ssh key, or you will take the next flight back home, out of your own pocket"

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        what ssh key? what server? are you okay officer

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    not this situation exactly but I have a small discreet USB key attached to my key ring with a hidden encrypted volume with all my shit in it.
    that means that even if border security notice the USB and decide to analyze it, they can't even see that there is a hidden volume (hence the name).
    this is also very easy to set up.

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    dont worry bros border force managed to CRACK DOWN on old asians bringing undeclared fruit through customs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      if it was durian then good, frick those things. one time leaving malaysia one motherfricker opened one up on the plane, god those things smell awful

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What would you do in this situation?
    i wouldn't be in this situation. they routinely target people of interest to steal information from devices for intelligence gathering reasons / corporate espionage. if we knew who this "tech entrepreneur" was then people would probably say:
    > yeah, can see why he's targeted every time
    not that it makes it right, it's not right at all, but it's no longer the 1980s and these Black folk need to be smarter. after the first time i was stopped i would never bring any electronics into the country ever again. next time i arrive in australia i would only carry a $100 disposable phone with prepaid sim that i can smash into pieces when i leave the airport. everything important i need would be on a VPS on the other side of the world (encrypted of course).

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What would you do in this situation?
    not go to Aus anymore

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What would you do in this situation?
    I would say "OK" and order a new $200 chinkphone and simcard when I got home.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Show my diplomatic passport

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1. He was probably Asian. Border farce hates Chinese.
    2. The most they can do is hold it for 14 days. You aren't required to hand it over.
    3. Use a dumb phone.
    4. They cannot ask you for non-stored passwords to access services.
    Yeah anyway it's bullshit and border farce (thanks Howard) are a joke.

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    stego

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    sure they can take the phone indefinitely i have backups

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what did he expected by returning to his penal colony?
    You can visit a jail without getting frisked.

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    First time I'd be pissed but okay
    Second time I'd be extremely pissed
    Third time I'd have a burner phone

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Airport security are the worst scum on the planet. Lazy dead eyed psychopathic trash emboldened by an overabundance of armed backup

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1. if they still didn't find what they wanted on this third snatch, they definitely had glowies in the back to put a rootkit on his devices
    2. if they had found what they wanted, knowing Australia, they would have immediately handed him over to the Chinese agents in the back, and he would have then gone with them straight onto a plane to a Chinese prison. Wouldn't be the first time they let China take people from their country, and the airport is only somewhat "within" the country anyway

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    this happens to me almost every time i go through sydney as well

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They just want to make sure you don't have pictures or videos of adult women with small breasts.

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I can expect better privacy in china and north korea. FRICK ANGLOS AND YOUR SPY NETWORK

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    and yet he continues bringing sensitive electronics with him on plane trips, curious

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Always when traveling:
    >offload all your data into a secure place
    >anything you need on the other side put it (encrypted) onto a cloud service and download it later
    >carry a cheap burner

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you need on the other side put it (encrypted) onto a cloud service and download it later
      Intercepted and stored by NSA, crackable in a few years.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If you're that schizo then air gap your computers, store everything offline in different hidden locations, and most importantly of all wear a tinfoil hat.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i would simply not carry devices containing sensitive information (whether it's personal financial information, company secrets, whatever) across borders. want my phone passcode? sure, officer, enjoy looking at a bunch of pictures of my dogs.
        securely transferring sensitive information over the internet is a solved problem. i understand the temptation to resist rather than evade in these cases but it's counterproductive: you don't want to stand out.

        if your threat model is the NSA throwing enormous amounts of resources at you specifically you need to not be traveling into countries friendly to the USA at all, at which point the OP situation never happens to you. the more likely threat here is a corrupt officer selling your info as part of an id theft (or corporate espionage, in the case of the guy in the story) scheme.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >securely transferring sensitive information over the internet is a solved problem
          oh how naive

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            if your threat model is anything short of a nation-state throwing a giant compute cluster at you from ten years in the future or burning multiple zero-days at you, it is
            encryption is not hard and you do not have to rely on a cloud host's own encryption, you can do it yourself with whatever level of paranoia is appropriate to your situation

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Australian

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >but i did have breakfast

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Tim Cook's response was valid there. Mark Zuckerberg was under fire for the absurd amount of personal data Facebook collects on users for advertising purposes. It's not a business Apple is in, the only other thing he could have said was "I would leave the advertising industry and go work for a company that makes hardware since I find that industry morally repugnant."
        >Cue people who will not share any evidence blankly claiming Apple collects as much data as Google and Facebook with nonsense like "think about it bro, follow the money"

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Explain to me, a literal tech tard from Australia, how I can outsmart the border control Black folk. I’ll need to travel to the US and Europe soon for work. Need to bring my phone and laptop. Thanks nerds.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Don't bring your actual personal phone or laptop, buy a laptop there, bring a cheap phone you don't care about with you

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Make images of your disks, wipe your disks and install mundane shit, download your images on arrival and restore your disks.

      >phone
      Probably super locked down, can't help you with that.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Explain to me, a literal tech tard from Australia, how I can outsmart the border control Black folk.
      1. Use a dumbphone or a local smartphone only
      2. Buy a laptop there and use it, then wipe and resell
      3. Mail devices back and forth using a courier service (e.g., DHL)

      If they ask to take your work devices the first thing you do is call your legal department (if you have a large employer) and let them handle it. If legal does not have a hotline then call Cybersecurity and tell them. If you have none of these and there is sensitive information on them refuse to hand them over. They most likely will threaten to take devices and do nothing. If they do take them make sure they are locked down. For phones this means: entering into repair mode (Android), or "lockdown" mode (iirc) with Apple. Handing over devices and having them taken out of sight to have ??? done with them isn't just negligent, it is plain stupid. You could also store backups online and leave devices blanked, and no they won't care if you hand them some factory reset devices. They will probably get suspect if factory reset in front of them.

      Honestly the law is dumb and a massive overreach. Australia has some seriously authoritarian laws at the National and State levels which are easily weaponised against political opponents. We're talking about laws where the Australian Federal Police can "add, delete, or modify" data on a device. The law is intentionally ambiguous there for a reason: to afford broad power to different agencies. Australia is fricked for some of these laws and the populace here is like "man we're so free". No we fricking aren't. We love the jackboot (especially in WA) and it fricking sucks how acquiescent most people are. Not that the media helps since they're just mouthpieces for elites that deflect and deceive. Something interesting happening? Better have a new WEDGE ISSUE or MAN HIT BALL. If that fails? WOMAN HIT BALL. If even THAT fails? Combine them all.

      WORKS EVERY TIME.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.itnews.com.au/news/police-get-online-account-takeover-data-disruption-powers-569062
        https://tuta.com/blog/australia-surveillance-bill/
        There are plenty of other laws at National and State levels which afford unbelievable powers to agencies. Many of these laws are argued for using emblematic issues (child exploitation, terrorism, criminal syndicates) that are very easily turned on any dissenters governments don't like. I mean shit, ISPs here are required to store all your logs for fricking years. This country has a serious authoritarian streak and most people are just happy to not know about them, or if they find out they just don't care. Really, does nobody consider how these laws can be turned against them? Similar tactics in the UK with weakening encryption and criminalising withholding passwords using very broad laws (they do that here, too).

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > What would you do in this situation?
    I wouldn't travel to enemy territory (Australia is one of the "Five Eyes") without proper preparation and training from Russian experts.

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Call a lawyer, an embassy, or don't go to Australia with sensitive devices in the first place because it's long known to be a cucked police state

  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Easily avoidable by not visiting or living in totalitarian shithole countries.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How does one get out of these shitholes

  57. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Best thing to do is reset the phone before going and use a throwaway apple/google account with minimal info, then restore a backup from the real account later.

  58. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >jpg
    dumb loser

  59. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't understand. It's common knowledge these psychos are doing this regularly and that there is absolutely zero legal protection or recourse. Why the frick would anyone travel with any of their real devices?

    People don't even have duress codes or anything to brick their device if forced to unlock it. Nobody's even tried developing that option AFAIK. Nobody's willing to lift even a single finger or sacrifice the slightest convenience to not get literally raped

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >duress codes
      Did you mean: destruction of evidence codes?

  60. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just put all devices in your checked bag. Jesus. You go through customs before you pick it up

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >just put your delicate electronics in the bag that gets thrown away and you have no control over bro
      great fricking idea, moron

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No you don’t. Passport control isn’t the same as customs you moron.

  61. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    dude was probably on some pedo or terrorist fed watchlist. The airports here don't just randomly pick the same person multiple times. I've flown in and out and I've never been checked

  62. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What would you do in this situation?
    i give them my laptop

  63. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    if i wanted to visit or move to america for some reason, i would just rent a vps, upload an encrypted backup of anything i want to bring, then bring only devices with fresh installs of android/windows on them. once i'm in, download my backups and restore everything
    why even bother hiding anything on your person

  64. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i just hide a microsd card inside my foreskin
    you DO have a foreskin, dont you anon?

  65. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >not carrying a tactical bomb phone for just such occasions
    shiggy niggy

  66. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Syncthing + KeepassXC means I nuke my device ahead of any request to see its contents. Eat my wiener and balls, respectfully.

  67. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What are they looking for on phones, laptops, tablets? How they justify this search?
    I mean, what illegal material can you import with your device that you can't download in that country?
    I don't get it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >What are they looking for on phones, laptops, tablets?
      on initial search they look through photos, documents etc. if there's nothing obvious illegal to be found they'll proceed to image your computer's hard drive, usb thumb sticks and whatever else so it can be analyzed later. the australian government is interested mostly in corporate espionage, state secrets, that sort of thing.

      > How they justify this search?
      they don't have to justify anything. there's nothing random about it. they target specific people coming in from various countries.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Checking to make sure you aren't bringing in any illegal numbers. They can fight the downloads on one front, but might as well secure the borders as well. Island strategy.

  68. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > a nation-state throwing a giant compute cluster at you from ten years

    Lmao you are literally the xkcd guy

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The existence of the right panel IRL proves that the left is happening as well, because searching an unencrypted device is infinitely easier than torturing individuals for passwords.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you don't understand what's being discussed and the comic is bullshit anyway
      kidnapping and torturing somebody is much much riskier than copying and storing shitloads of data from the internet and devices that pass through your grasp with the intent of eventually being able to decrypt it later.

  69. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    swim back home

  70. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not stupid enough to put anything I'd mind sharing with any government on personal electronic devices because I'm not mentally ill.

    If you're a "tech entrepreneur" you can put any data that matters on a microSD card which are easy to hide in other devices whose electronic components obfuscate the card under x-ray, for example inside a USB hub or a flash drive, or just leave it on your server elsewhere and download it once in country. If you're not smart enough to get data past a threat then frick you.

    Then DBAN your notebook and do a clean install so there's nothing of interest there. Use a burner phone. Not hard and if you can afford international travel any cost is background noise.

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