Phil, when the TSA guys say “Papers, Citizen” just like the Gestapo in those old movies, you have to expect them to react just like the Gestapo when you refuse – law or no law. Or maybe this isn't they “Official” response to you refusal – maybe you just irritated one TSA agent who responded irrationally but will be fully supported because otherwise they have to admit to putting poorly trained, irritable agents in contact with the public.
Seattle man on trial for refusing to show ID to TSA agents
January 21, 2011 by Dissent
Lindsay Cohen & KOMO Staff report:
In November 2009, Phil Mocek was scheduled to board a Seattle-bound plane in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Instead, he wound up in a jail cell, headed for a fight that could prove historic.
The Seattle man refused to show TSA officers his ID with his boarding pass, and argued he has a right not to show it.
There is no law requiring that passengers show their ID at checkpoints; however, passengers who refuse to show their ID are subject to additional security screenings.
After he refused many times to show his ID, officers asked him to leave. But instead of leaving, Mocek began taking photos and video of TSA officers against their warnings.
Read more on KOMO News.
For my Computer Security students.
Compromised Government and Military Sites For Sale
"Imperva blogged today about the sale of compromised .gov, .mil, and .edu sites, illustrating that cyber-criminals are getting bolder. Krebs on Security has an unredacted view of the site list. Perhaps the biggest threat is yet to come; if an industrious criminal can break into top government and military sites, so too can government-backed teams, proving that GhostNet and Stuxnet are just the beginning."
For all my IT students
How CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Copy Protection Software Works [Technology Explained]
Continuing their North Korea inspired attempts to get their own way (Yell loud and often until the other side caves in...) The objection I see here is a change from “Potential Damage” to “Potential Material Damage” – are they concerned they can't prove that?
RIAA Threatens ICANN Over Music-Themed gTLD Standards
"A letter to ICANN (PDF) from Victoria Sheckler, Deputy General Counsel for the RIAA, demands modifications to the future implementation of the .music gTLD, threatening to 'escalate the issue' if certain concerns about 'wide scale copyright and trademark infringement' are not addressed by ICANN in compliance with the RIAA. 'Under the current proposed standard, we fear that we will have no realistic ability to object if a pirate chooses to hijack a music themed gTLD to enable wide scale copyright infringement of our works,' Sheckler said."
I may use this to explain my new classroom Cell Phone policy...