Opinion: No-fly lists ineffective, "Kafkaesque"

08/28/2008 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Security expert Bruce Schneier says the TSA's no-fly list "is based on the myth that we can somehow correlate identity with intent." The system is basically worthless, he says, because anyone with rudimentary computer skills can print multiple boarding passes with different names to bypass the restrictions. With bad guys still able to fly, what's left is a "Kafkaesque nightmare for the thousands of innocent Americans who are harassed and detained every time they fly."

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