Lily Sussman is back from Egypt with the laptop that got "blown up" at the Israeli border
[Originally posted Dec. 19, 2009, on Fortune.com]
Three weeks ago, an American student working in Cairo was questioned for two hours at the Israeli border before security officials confiscated her Apple (AAPL) MacBook, called in a sapper, and shot it full of holes.
Lily Sussman, 21, told the story on her blog, where it drew more than a thousand comments and a fair amount of coverage in the Mideast press.
Before she flew home for the holidays, she gave The Daily News Egypt the video interview posted below the fold.
UPDATE: By luck or careful aim, Sussman's hard drive emerged unscathed. "I've managed to recover all the data!" she writes. "Yayy...It's a survivor. I have yet to hear back from the man handling my case about when and what I will be compensated."
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