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Security Check Now Starts Long Before You Fly
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The New York Times
By SUSAN STELLIN
Published: October 21, 2013

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.

The prescreening, some of which is already taking place, is described in documents the T.S.A. released to comply with government regulations about the collection and use of individuals’ data, but the details of the program have not been publicly announced.

It is unclear precisely what information the agency is relying upon to make these risk assessments, given the extensive range of records it can access, including tax identification number, past travel itineraries, property records, physical characteristics, and law enforcement or intelligence information.

Full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/22/busine...l?_r=1&
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Jon Doe;122579 Wrote:The New York Times
By SUSAN STELLIN
Published: October 21, 2013

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.

The prescreening, some of which is already taking place, is described in documents the T.S.A. released to comply with government regulations about the collection and use of individuals’ data, but the details of the program have not been publicly announced.

It is unclear precisely what information the agency is relying upon to make these risk assessments, given the extensive range of records it can access, including tax identification number, past travel itineraries, property records, physical characteristics, and law enforcement or intelligence information.

Full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/22/busine...l?_r=1&

You mean... the Touch Sensitive Areas perverts are going to lurk social media to find which ladies and young children should be targeted for additional screening.
tolerance for failure meter... LOW
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Have you guys seen this...

http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck

Pay some money. Register with the government. And avoid being groped. No passport required.
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You wouldn't be able to run as many people over with that car if it didn't drive as far. It should only have a 10 gallon fuel tank.
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LostCyborg;122612 Wrote:Have you guys seen this...

http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck

Pay some money. Register with the government. And avoid being groped. No passport required.

George Orwell was an amateur. Even he didn't think of "Known Traveler numbers".
How good is the pre-screening? Probably as rigorous as for the TSA worker application process.
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Coops;122619 Wrote:George Orwell was an amateur. Even he didn't think of "Known Traveler numbers".

Gives new meaning to the term "fellow traveler."
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I enjoy every minute of it.
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