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    • Rebecca
    • 05.06.12 | 19:30 (IDT)

    I think you miss the point- in this case not EVERY US citizen was asked to do open their emails (or go through extra security) with custom agents at the airport- just those with Arab last names. Using a parallel example from the one you provided- If there is a French citizen with a "Jewish sounding" last name, they are not put through extra security to come into the US through the visa waiver program. They are accepted as a French citizen. (And, it's not standard policy as part of your visa application for a tourist visa to the US for the consulate staff to go through your personal emails before granting you the visa or not)

    from the article: Israel airport security demands access to tourists' private email accounts
    First published 10:56 05.06.12 | Last updated 10:56 05.06.12
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