Corporate media starting to get a clue about the police state.

It’s old news here, old news for most independent news sources, civil liberty organizations, and bloggers who care–but corporate news (or at least some individuals within them) are finally getting around to noticing that the Department of Homeland Security has been thumbing their nose at the 4th Amendment by searching and seizing without oversight, standards, or even probable cause and suspicion, citizens’ laptops, cell phone, mp3 players, digital camera, and any other devices which can contain gigabytes of personal information.

“They’re saying they can rifle through all the information in a traveler’s laptop without having a smidgen of evidence that the traveler is breaking the law,” said Greg Nojeim, senior counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology. Notably, he said, the policies “don’t establish any criteria for whose computer can be searched.”