U.S. Customs and Border Protection

  loquito 13:00 07 Feb 2008
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From the USA

"A tech engineer returning from a business trip to London objected when a federal agent asked him to type his password into his laptop computer. "This laptop doesn't belong to me," he remembers protesting. "It belongs to my company." Eventually, he agreed to log on and stood by as the officer copied the Web sites he had visited, said the engineer, a U.S. citizen who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of calling attention to himself."

This is happen now to many people going to USA.

Could someone give some advise what to do to remove everything related to Web pages visited, email sent or incoming email, bank transactions on line, etc before traveling to the USA.

  babybell 13:07 07 Feb 2008

Worrying to say the least, don't know how that gets past Data Protection!

I would recommened CCleaner for one thing. This clears out cookies, history pages, as well as other bits and bobs. I use it regularly as part of my PC cleaning ritual.

click here

  loquito 13:27 07 Feb 2008

Yes but how do I removed emails, web sites visited, on line transactions, etc that I know that that information is soemwhere in my laptop hiden in some directories that are only know to some specialists.

Will CCleaner do more than the normal disc clean up in my laptop? What directories and files should I remove from my laptop?

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"I was assured that my laptop would be given back to me in 10 or 15 days," said Udy, who continues to fly into and out of the United States. She said the federal agent copied her log-on and password, and asked her to show him a recent document and how she gains access to Microsoft Word. She was asked to pull up her e-mail but could not because of lack of Internet access. With ACTE's help, she pressed for relief. More than a year later, Udy has received neither her laptop nor an explanation."

Because there are nothing in my laptop that is against the law, shall i give it to the officer even without been asked?

  User-1229748 13:44 07 Feb 2008

but if you were 7 foot tall and riding a donkey they wouldn't bat an eye lid.

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