Spot on: it isn’t the TSA’s fault

Insightful: Adam Shostack, one of the security industry’s more eloquent practitioners, had this to say in his Emergent Chaos blog: “It’s true. TSA employees are just doing their job, which is to secure transportation systems. The trouble is, their...

An interesting way of putting risks into perspective

Interesting idea in this Harvard blog post on the TSA madness. Perhaps the solution is to have a little ticker at the bottom of TV news screens that lists the total number of vehicle deaths each day. It is around 100. So after several years and many tens of thousands...

Common sense on the TSA

Good post from Bruce Schneier on the Backlash against the TSA’s new Backscatter Scanners or search-by-grope initiative. A good counter-point to the “More security is always better” brigade: According to the Cornell study, roughly 130 inconvenienced...

Scary read on US Airlines

I have to admit, I really don’t like flying on US Domestic routes – it just isn’t pleasant and got a lot worse after 9/11. This article on the Pilot’s Unions and the Airlines is quite sobering reading. It appears that commercial instability and...

This is why I fly British Airways

So I fly. I used to fly an insane amount, but now I just fly a lot. BA have become my airline of choice partly because I live close to LHR and partly because everyone else I have tried has sucked more than BA (who aren’t prefect, but they are good especially if...