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    This week there was a story of CBP denying entry to a gay man. After an initial rejection he attempted a second visit:

    But André had wiped his phone of sex apps, browser history and messages, thinking that would dispel any suggestion he was looking for sex work. Instead, the border officers took that as suspicious. […]

    “They said, ‘Next time you come through, don’t have a cleared phone,’ and that was it. I wasn’t let through. He said I’m a suspected escort. You can’t really argue with them because you’re trapped,” he says.

    Turning on “Trip mode” sounds like it’ll be treated as a reason to reject people, best case. Less pleasant is the possibility they’ll detain the traveler until it expires. It’s suspicious that the visitor is trying to hide something, right?

    Customs agents (especially in the US and Israel) are demanding passwords for email and social media sites. If that gets them into a locked-down mode, they’re not going to say “gee, I guess this is an invasive overreach into your personal life, let me re-examine my life choices that led me to this abusive position”, they’re going to move you into the part of the bureaucratic flowchart that involves interrogation and strip search in a small private room while someone goes through all your luggage.

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      This needs solving with politics not technology.