Marilyn Hartman has successfully sneaked onto three flights since 2014 and attempted to breach airport security at least a dozen times.
Border agents say the electronic searches have stopped terrorism suspects and criminals, but privacy advocates call them an invasive violation of the Constitution.
Set up to defend the United States, the Homeland Security Department is going beyond American borders to fight foreign threats from abroad.
Complaints filed by people whose electronics were searched at the border without warrants highlight a growing debate over privacy, security and technology.
The Homeland Security Department is grappling with trying to catch foreigners who are illegally in the United States without trampling privacy rights.
By VIVIAN YEE May 1, 2017 A children’s book author from Australia said she “loathed America” after her interrogation at Los Angeles International Airport. A retired police chief from North Carolina wrote that his customs screening made him...