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Mar 30, 17, 5:38 pm
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Your network of contacts (including strangers...

Your network of contacts (including strangers who've friended you on social media), your browsing history, information about places you've been, e-mails you've received from the "wrong"...
Mar 30, 17, 5:23 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,836
Posted By Schmurrr

I opted out at MCO twice this year. They didn't...

I opted out at MCO twice this year. They didn't make a big deal out of it, though I agree that I see fewer people opting out nowadays.
Mar 24, 17, 3:16 pm
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Views: 98,846
Posted By Schmurrr

I got the new patdown yesterday. It seems there's...

I got the new patdown yesterday. It seems there's still a lot left to screener discretion, as the patdown yesterday felt less invasive to me than several I've had before. The TSA employee interlocked...
Mar 14, 17, 11:44 am
Replies: 191
Views: 30,561
Posted By Schmurrr

The ACLU posted this summary...

The ACLU posted this summary (https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-future/can-border-agents-search-your-electronic-devices-its-complicated) today.

From the link:



Does that case apply to CBP? CBP...
Dec 9, 16, 12:59 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,164
Posted By Schmurrr

This might be better for airports (subject to...

This might be better for airports (subject to advance public review of the machines' capabilities and effectiveness), but it also sounds like a technology that we could very well eventually see used...
Oct 31, 16, 6:48 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 13,892
Posted By Schmurrr

That reminds me of a recent article...

That reminds me of a recent article (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/10/facebook-lets-advertisers-exclude-users-by-race/) about Facebook's "ethnic affinity groups." Facebook is...
Oct 13, 16, 7:04 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,501
Posted By Schmurrr

I've suspected that is already the case, though...

I've suspected that is already the case, though not with TDCs. That is, I've met some extremely inquisitive <deleted>.
Sep 27, 16, 12:31 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 9,636
Posted By Schmurrr

Now I am less amused by this reimagined Amtrak ad...

Now I am less amused by this reimagined Amtrak ad campaign (http://jeffreifman.com/2016/09/22/brilliance-amtrak-security/).

I took Amtrak a few years ago, and it was quite a relaxing trip because...
Aug 23, 16, 5:31 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,304
Posted By Schmurrr

That surely won't result in confusion and...

That surely won't result in confusion and complaints. :rolleyes:
Jul 5, 16, 11:26 am
Replies: 309
Views: 29,568
Posted By Schmurrr

My experience with TSA includes an event in which...

My experience with TSA includes an event in which I followed the sign directing me to the priority screening lane only to be then told by a TSA employee that the sign was wrong.
Jul 2, 16, 6:50 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 10,671
Posted By Schmurrr

What if their jobs involved, say, asking you to...

What if their jobs involved, say, asking you to disrobe? At what point would you say "implied consent" is no longer in effect?



You have actual data on the effectiveness of body scanners?...
Jul 2, 16, 6:40 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 10,671
Posted By Schmurrr

Your use of the word 'foreplay' in this...

Your use of the word 'foreplay' in this circumstance says it all. Sadly.
Jun 29, 16, 3:20 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,100
Posted By Schmurrr

I've handled a Smith & Wesson (yes) tactical pen...

I've handled a Smith & Wesson (yes) tactical pen before. It's definitely a weapon. It's much stronger than a regular pen.

At the risk of getting regular pens banned from flights: demo
Jun 21, 16, 1:21 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 5,316
Posted By Schmurrr

I think it was AUS (Austin) where I saw dogs in...

I think it was AUS (Austin) where I saw dogs in use pre-TDC and was able to choose a newly opened, WTMD-only, shoes-on, no-unpacking-needed screening lane. I think I was told by one of the TSA...
May 24, 16, 12:09 pm
Replies: 837
Views: 88,505
Posted By Schmurrr

Not quoted: A long, condescendingly worded list...

Not quoted: A long, condescendingly worded list of delay-causing things that TSA demands of pax (e.g., laptop removal) and for which pax are blamed and belittled.

Also: You say people should use...
Apr 26, 16, 5:09 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 937
Posted By Schmurrr

EPIC: "TSA Releases New Body Scanner Document to EPIC"

EPIC posted a new document, obtained via a FOIA request, about the body scanners' technical capabilities. (https://epic.org/2016/04/tsa-releases-new-body-scanner-.html)

I haven't studied the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 14, 16, 1:02 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,590
Posted By Schmurrr

Agreed on all points. I checked out the...

Agreed on all points.

I checked out the first passenger shaming site listed. It looks more like a product of the owner's self-indulgence than anything that could ever be useful.
Apr 13, 16, 1:55 pm
Replies: 837
Views: 88,505
Posted By Schmurrr

A few flights ago, a TSA employee gave me a sheet...

A few flights ago, a TSA employee gave me a sheet of paper when I joined the checkpoint queue. She wrote the current time on the paper before handing it to me. I was asked to give the paper to the...
Apr 13, 16, 1:49 pm
Replies: 306
Views: 46,963
Posted By Schmurrr

I'm okay with the dogs. Dogs don't take naked...

I'm okay with the dogs. Dogs don't take naked photos; dogs don't expect you to stand in 'surrender' position; dogs don't care about medical devices and other innocuous 'anomalies'; dogs don't care...
Mar 11, 16, 11:36 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,915
Posted By Schmurrr

Would pax panic or pummel the person who tries to...

Would pax panic or pummel the person who tries to pass one of these off as a real gun?
Mar 4, 16, 10:18 am
Replies: 39
Views: 4,435
Posted By Schmurrr

Isn't the population defined as "US travelers"...

Isn't the population defined as "US travelers" already low-risk, given the odds of a terror attack?
Mar 4, 16, 10:06 am
Replies: 306
Views: 46,963
Posted By Schmurrr

Sure, because that's cost-effective, secure, and...

Sure, because that's cost-effective, secure, and humane. :rolleyes:
Mar 3, 16, 1:06 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,724
Posted By Schmurrr

I would really like more information about that...

I would really like more information about that statement. What happens if the resolution patdown does not clear the passenger?
Mar 3, 16, 1:01 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,724
Posted By Schmurrr

I'm not seeing so far any actual proof that AIT...

I'm not seeing so far any actual proof that AIT is effective or that ATR images are not saved in some fashion. "We have ATR now" seems to be the standard answer for dismissing the public's concerns...
Mar 3, 16, 12:49 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,724
Posted By Schmurrr

On first glance, I see this nonsensical argument:

On first glance, I see this nonsensical argument:
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