Back in November, we quoted Bruce Schneier who claimed that the new TSA full body scanners won’t catch anybody. This is significant, because if we are going to unconditionally surrender our right to privacy, expose ourselves to dangerous X-rays, and pretty much roll over, it would be nice if we were doing all that so that we could actually be just a tiny bit safer.
The bad news is that an undercover TSA agent was able to pass through security at Dallas/Ft Worth airport in Texas, not once but multiple times, carrying a handgun. In fact, the agent was able to get through security every single time she tried. That’s 100% failure.
Do you feel any safer now? Or just another example of the public interest being stepped on by the revolving door between government and business, which allows crap like Michael Chertoff profiting from decisions he made while serving as the head of Homeland Security?
UPDATE: An Alaska State Representative refuses to submit to a TSA grope. We need more people willing to take a stand like this.