Thursday, November 14, 2013
GAO Says TSA Should Limit Future Funding for Behavior Detection Activities
The GAO found that "Available evidence does not support whether behavioral indicators, which are used in the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) program, can be used to identify persons who may pose a risk to aviation security."
So, TSA's Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) program is useless.
Bruce Schneier has long said that profiling is worse than useless; it’s dangerous.
However, with DHA and TSA being laws onto themselves, they’ll continue with this security theater regardless of GAO recommends. So, here we have taxes wasted in two ways: by TSA in continuing programs that don’t work, and by GAO in conducting reviews that no one act on.
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and even though GAO has its doubts, for those believers: