A Waste of Money and Time

29 November 2010

Security professional Bruce Schneier on what really makes plane travel safer, and the difference between theater and reality: Of course not. Airport security is the last line of defense, and it’s not a very good one. What works is investigation and intelligence: security that works regardless of the terrorist tactic or target. Yes, the target […]

Cargo Collective’s 4th Amendment Wear

26 November 2010

The 4th Amendment printed in metallic ink on shirts, underwear, and socks, to make your TSA encounters more interesting. Just to refresh your memory, the full text of the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, […]

National Opt-Out Day, November 24th

23 November 2010

For those wondering, it is the official position of Extra Future that these TSA changes are absurd acts of security theater from a government with no respect for it’s citizens. Opt-Out if you’re flying tomorrow and send them a message.

The Case Against COICA

17 November 2010

The Combatting Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) is bad mojo that will not only limit creativity but stifle business. It will unconstitutionally restrict freedom of speech, raise the cost of doing business on the internet in a time when the economy is already in the toilet, and create an internet blacklist in America. The […]

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