Friday, November 12, 2010

TSA News Roundup

  • CNET's electronic privacy guru, Declan McCullough, has an information-packed article on the scanners on CNET.
  • CNN picks up the story of growing outrage. The US Travel Alliance (is this the one the Orbitz belongs to) comments:
    "We have received hundreds of e-mails and phone calls from travelers vowing to stop flying," Geoff Freeman, an executive vice president of the U.S. Travel Association, told Reuters.
    A 2008 survey found that air travelers "avoided" 41 million trips because they believed the air travel system was either "broken" or in need of "moderate correction," the U.S. Travel Association said. The decisions cost airlines $9.4 billion, the survey said.
    So keep the letters coming!
  • Muslim women are encouraged to maintain their right to privacy.