These are the things I've written that are tagged "TSA"

Does Airport Security Really Make Us Safer?

22 December 2011

Vanity Fair says no: As you stand in endless lines this holiday season, here’s a comforting thought: all those security measures accomplish nothing, at enormous cost. That’s the conclusion of Charles C. Mann, who put the T.S.A. to the test with the help of one of America’s top security experts. Experts like Bruce Schneier have […]

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.

Bruce Schneier’s TSA Logo Contest

06 January 2010

I’ll be in the peanut gallery for this one. The prizes are distinctly Schneier: Contest ends on February 6th. Winner receives copies of my books, copies of Patrick Smith’s book, an empty 12-ounce bottle labeled “saline” that you can refill and get through any TSA security checkpoint, and a fake boarding pass on any flight […]

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