October 24, 2013 Leave a comment
Security check now starts long before you fly. “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,” according to the New York Times. “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.”
Why do I feel less secure as a citizen of America by this news???
They creep up on you very slowly. If you fly, you and your consolidated history are now in the federal governments databases.
“Show me your papers citizen, wait, never mind, we have them on the computer.”
Where do you think all this will lead??