The Boarding Pass Brouhaha

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 03 Nov 2006 12:43:25 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Bruce Schneier at Wired - the true reason for showing your identification to the ticket agent is to stop resale of airplane tickets. It really has nothing to do with security, because it's useless for that. But instead of doing real security, which doesn't need to do anything but prevent bombs from getting on airplanes, the Taking Shampoo Away folks arrest the messenger who demonstrated how easy it is to avoid their non-security non-measure. [cafe]

The problem is real, and the Department of Homeland Security and TSA should either fix the security or scrap the system. What we've got now is the worst security system of all: one that annoys everyone who is innocent while failing to catch the guilty.

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