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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Fake Security

From tomorrow on new legislation limits liquids in carry-on luggage. It is well known that this will not increase security. As Bruce Schneier, creator of The Big Book of Terrorist Plots, rightfully points out:

Security measures that require us to guess correctly don't work, because invariably we will guess wrong. It's not security, it's security theater: measures designed to make us feel safer but not actually safer.

Too bad the alleged terrorist plot used liquid explosive not explosives woven into fabrics. Flying would be so much more fun! So I slightly disagree with Bruce who said:

Although we should all be glad that Richard Reid wasn't the "underwear bomber."

posted by pi (14:43) — 0 comments post


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