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Tue Oct 22, 2013, 06:52 PM

"I think the best way to look at it is as a pre-crime assessment every time you fly,”

Identity Project consultant Edward Hasbrouck told the Times. “The default will be the highest, most intrusive level of search, and anything less will be conditioned on providing some additional information in some fashion.”

story:
TSA accessing government and private databases to pre-screen everyone
Jetsetters, take note: According to a front page article in Tuesday’s edition of the New York Times, the United State Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is learning much more about airline passengers than just their meal preference.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to many, but Times reporter Susan Stellin revealed this week that the TSA has access to a trove of huge databases — both federally and privately run — which it uses to keep track of information about almost anyone traveling through American airspace.

http://rt.com/usa/tsa-databases-passenger-info-555/

New York Times version:
Security Check Now Starts Long Before You Fly

The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its screening of passengers before they arrive at the airport by searching a wide array of government and private databases that can include records like car registrations and employment information.

While the agency says that the goal is to streamline the security procedures for millions of passengers who pose no risk, the new measures give the government greater authority to use travelers’ data for domestic airport screenings. Previously that level of scrutiny applied only to individuals entering the United States.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/22/business/security-check-now-starts-long-before-you-fly.html?_r=0

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Reply "I think the best way to look at it is as a pre-crime assessment every time you fly,” (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2013 OP
Blue_Tires Oct 2013 #1
Gormy Cuss Oct 2013 #2
Blue_Tires Oct 2013 #3
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2013 #7
Gormy Cuss Oct 2013 #8
Downwinder Oct 2013 #4
KoKo Oct 2013 #5
woo me with science Oct 2013 #6
Solly Mack Oct 2013 #9
littlewolf Oct 2013 #10
Bonobo Oct 2013 #11

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 07:02 PM

1. Figured this was coming sooner or later...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 07:05 PM

2. Yep.

I'm not at all surprised. Once the rule changed requiring airlines to get passengers' DOBs it was obvious that the TSA was doing some heavy data mining.

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 07:07 PM

3. the sad part is elimination of the TSA/DHS

could fund single-payer easily, along with a bunch of other things...

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 10:01 PM

7. You gatta give your DOB?

I obviously have not flown since TSA.
Nor will I.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 11:07 PM

8. Yes, when you book the flight.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 08:10 PM

4. Have they found Banksy yet?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 08:12 PM

5. Recommend

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 09:32 PM

6. K&R Corporate Authoritarian State.

It gets steadily worse, no matter which party is in power.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 11:21 PM

9. Soon they'll have ass sniffers to determine the bouquet and origin of each flier's flatus

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 11:27 PM

10. yet another reason I did not fly. nt

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 12:43 AM

11. Once again it should be asked: "Did Bin Laden succeed?" nt

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