John Pisstole, TSA Administrator, is a fucking liar. This is not about making sure those who are not suspected terrorists can fly without a hitch, it's about having more and more information on all Americans. It's about prying into the lives of EVERYONE. You see, the federal gov't now has a database that they can search any time for anyone and find out when and where you have traveled by commercial air carrier.
Oh sure, it's not going to effect me. I'm not terrorist nor do I do anything illegal in my life, but listen up folks, the Constitution wasn't written so that those of us who are law bidding citizens should give up our rights to catch some criminal.
Look you dumb fuck proles, you are giving up the rights that our founding fathers believed we HAD to have in order to live free just because the gov't says you have to in order to be safe and you're swallowing it hook line and sinker.
I mourn for this country.
TSA says airlines providing more passenger data
By Jeremy Pelofsky – Tue Nov 30, 4:15 pm ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – All airline passengers on flights to, from and within the United States are being checked against U.S. government security watchlists, the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday.
TSA said that all of the nearly 130 international carriers flying to and from the United States have begun collecting new data from passengers, including their full name, date of birth and gender, which are then checked against the lists, a program known as Secure Flight.
All domestic carriers began collecting that data in June.
"Secure Flight more effectively helps prevent misidentification of passengers who have similar names to those on the watchlists and then obviously helps better identify those who may be a known or suspected threat to aviation," TSA Administrator John Pistole told reporters.
The information is passed along for checks against the watchlists as soon as the data is received by the airline, he said. The checks were recommended by the 9/11 Commission that examined the 2001 attacks on the United States.
TSA hopes the program will help reduce complaints by passengers who have tried, but failed, to clear their names from databases.