politics, civil rights, intellectual property, science, capitalism, and foo
« August 2004 | Main | October 2004 »
September 22, 2004
It is certainly nice to see the EMusic relaunch getting the sort of coverage that EMusic has always deserved.
Kudos to Steve and his new team on their coverage and placement as well as getting the third infrastructure iteration off the ground.Posted by hoffmang at 11:20 PM
September 21, 2004
TSA and Liability
News today of TSA requiring airlines to turn over domestic travel records for all passengers in June of 2004. Two things struck me about this.
First, I almost never thought I would read these words:
Expansion of these lists to include information not previously included for security reasons will be possible as integration and consolidation of various data maintained by the TSC is completed and the U.S. Government assumes the responsibility for administering the watch list comparisons. Secure Flight will automate the vast majority of watch list comparisons; will allow TSA to apply more consistent procedures where automated resolution of potential matches is not possible; and will allow for more consistent response procedures at airports for those passengers identified as potential matches.
I learned from the Federal Register notice above that CAPS is actually an application running on Sabre and the other airline computer systems. Now the government is going to take over running the application and have access to the underlying data. Trust them...