Untitled

Wired News: More Checks on U.S. Travelers Last week, the Transportation Security Agency announced its intent to create a new passenger-screening database that will be the centerpiece of a system to scan for potential terrorists by instantly checking every domestic traveler’s credit history, arrest record and property tax data.

Disclosure of Credit history? Property tax? What is going on? This is William Gibson’s cyberspacial world arriving. This is a terrifying needless invasion of personal privacy. Most people are uncomfortable disclosing to their colleagues how much they earn, but now they will be forced to disclose their entire financial history just to take a plane flight!
Psychological curfew!

Advertisements

Published by

mysterioso

I play bass, I cook, I look out the window. Sometimes I prefer wondering what's out there to going out and looking. But not all the time. I only recently learned that leaving two spaces after a full stop is obsolete.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s