- TSA Enhanced Pat Downs : The Screeners Point Of View -- most don't like being gropers or the recipients of furious invective. Another source of pressure for change?
- Rafe offers Everything You Need to Know about Backscatter, although really the health risks (theoretical or practical) are alarmingly unknown.
- Why We Are Angry at the TSA -- it's not just Muslims, but us. ahem. (Some have argued, convincingly, that it finally penetrated the civic awareness because it impinged on able white guys.)
- The Hidden Costs of Extra Airport Security -- more economic than civil-liberties perspective.
Other passengers may substitute car travel for air travel. But this too has its consequences, since car travel is much more dangerous than air travel over all. According to the Cornell study, roughly 130 inconvenienced travelers died every three months as a result of additional traffic fatalities brought on by substituting ground transit for air transit. That’s the equivalent of four fully-loaded Boeing 737s crashing each year.
- After John Tyner: A Five-Step Plan to a Sane Airport Security System
- Some additional draw-backs to the screening, not least for those whose PTSD can be triggered by invasion of their bodily space.
- “Do I have the right to refuse this search?” and what that question reveals about whether or not the TSA knows what it's doing...
- Bruce Schneier gives a round-up of everything else (and some of the above too)...
Monday, November 22, 2010
More TSA madness: Pre-holiday edition
Lots of ongoing kerfluffle on the Interwebs about the TSA's porn-or-grope screening procedures. Here's a round-up of some of the more interesting bits: