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Security Check Now Starts Long Before You Fly

Posted By admin On October 22, 2013 @ 4:30 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

SUSAN STELLIN
NY Times [1]
October 22, 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.

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[4] US immigration officials treat innocent cruise ship passengers like terrorists in seven-hour Guantanamo Bay-style security check: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-immigration-officials-treat-innocent-cruise-ship-passengers-like-terrorists-in-seven-hour-guantanamo-bay-style-security-check.html

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[6] Cyber Shield Allows Homeland Security To Dig Into All Internet Communications: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cyber-shield-allows-homeland-security-to-dig-into-all-internet-communications.html

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