Airline Boycott Letter

I just sent the following letter to my congresscritters, my representative and Delta airlines: As I’m sure you know the TSA has started requiring passengers to submit to going through a back scatter scanner (the porno-scanner) which takes nearly naked pictures of you and has unknown x-ray exposure ramifications not to mention the images produced […]

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The S in TSA stands for Stupid

Commuter Flights Grounded Thanks To Bumbling TSA Inspector They’re the government… and remember, they’re here to help. A bumbling inspector with the Transportation Safety Administration apparently has some explaining to do, after nine American Eagle regional jets were grounded at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday. Citing sources within the aviation industry, ABC News reports […]

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Check-in: Your bags and your rights.

If you travel outside the United States this summer, you can kiss your right to privacy, and perhaps your laptop, digital camera and cell phone, goodbye. Did you know… 1. Border security can seize your laptop, cell phone or camera with no suspicion or explanation. And keep it indefinitely, and share the data with anyone […]

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More DMCA Abuse

This time it’s a totally bogus claim by the Air Force! It’s cyber war! Lawyers representing the Air Force’s elite electronic warriors have sent YouTube a DMCA takedown notice demanding the removal of the 30-second spot the Air Force created to promote its nascent Cyber Command. We’d uploaded the video to share with THREAT LEVEL […]

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CYA Security

Bruce Schneier has an excellent column on “Cover Your Ass” security, which is pretty much all the airline and homeland security BS. Since 9/11, we’ve spent hundreds of billions of dollars defending ourselves from terrorist attacks. Stories about the ineffectiveness of many of these security measures are common, but less so are discussions of why […]

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