<![CDATA[Schneier on Security: Secure Flight:
My fear is that TSA has already decided that they’re going to use commercial data, regardless of any test results. And once you have commercial data, why not build a dossier on every passenger and give them a risk score? So we’re back to CAPPS-II, the very system Congress killed last summer. Actually, we’re very close to TIA (Total/Terrorism Information Awareness), that vast spy-on-everyone data-mining program that Congress killed in 2003 because it was just too invasive.
Ah, the TSA, high-school drop-outs of the security world, prone to abuse the public trust whenever it occurs to them. When you fly today, your personal information is opened like a book. Society as panopticon is creeping closer.]]>