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November 12, 2012

Tricking the TSA

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The justification for extensive airline security is not that it will ever be foolproof but that the apparatus of no-fly lists, backscatter scanners, bar code machines and TSA agents is worth the expense of money, time and invaded privacy to make it more difficult for terrorists to attack the country's airlines. That logic relies on the notion that the TSA can anticipate flaws and, if it doesn't, quickly fix them when others point them out.

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