The Unites States Department of Homeland Security says they have the legal right to cease laptops at border crossings (for example when you return from an international trip). They also claim to have the right to copy your hard drive and inspect everything.
PCWorld just ran an online article where they report 1,000 laptops were searched in the past 10 months.
Prior to returning to the USA I always run CCleaner. But then I got to thinking ? if I was chosen for the in-depth scan, would a clean set of browsing history be a big red flag? I mean, the absences of any history would in itself be odd.
So I got to thinking - it would be cool to have a way to repopulate browsing history with a preselected set of websites to give the illusion of a non scrubbed system.