Monday, June 01, 2015

Security theater

Back in 2008, the Atlantic had an article about how airport security is a sham.  The author regularly bypassed TSA checkpoints with indistinct squiggles on his boarding pass and large bottles of "saline solution."

Today it was reported that the TSA failed to detect 95% of test bombs by auditors.

In my last job, I used to love travelling for business.  But one time I was coming back through Frankfurt and it was just a painful series of checkpoints; it was then I decided I just didn't want to travel by plane anymore.  Shoes off, shoes on, lost my wristwatch, "random" search (a male traveling alone), interrogation - forget it.

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