By the way getting the government to waste resources seems a great means of limiting their power.
For example when going through US custom on returning to the US I would never unlock my netbook for them to look at.
Let them, if they desire to, spend a million dollars or so attacking the security of a 100 dollars netbook for no gain at all even if they did break my security.
All I would need to do is go onto Ebay on getting home and buy another netbook and then restore my software data from my backups.
They could keep the netbook that they seized.
It would not take too many people doing that to just ruin their budget.