Sunday, June 11

Need To Fly? No ID? No Problem!

Unbelievable! Or should I say believable? Almost 5 years later and still security lacks at airports.

(Wired)Jim Harper left his hotel early Thursday at 5:30 a.m. to give himself more than two hours to clear security at San Francisco International Airport. It wasn't that he was worried the security line would be long, but because he accepted a dare from civil liberties rabble-rouser John Gilmore to test whether he could actually fly without showing identification.
I'm sure you can guess the what happened.
At 6:30 a.m., standing 50 yards away on the other side of the glass screen, Harper phoned to say he now had two hours to kill, having gotten through screening perhaps even faster than he would have if he'd shown ID.
While he went through a thorough search, he still was able to fly with no proof of who he was. I'm reassured, how bout you?