US Airlines Give Passenger Data to Homeland SecurityThe fascist cause was supported recently as all US Airlines gave up more passenger data to the Homeland Security Department's Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Some airlines had already been secretly providing data since 2002 even though their policy expressly forbid it.
The fascist cause was supported recently as all US Airlines gave up more passenger data to the Homeland Security Department’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Some airlines had already been secretly providing data since 2002 even though their policy expressly forbid it. The data doesn’t include just travel info. but all info. that the airlines have on the passenger which would include hotel and rental car info. for those passengers that book their hotel & cars through the airlines as well as travel companions, credit card numbers, telephone numbers, Email addresses, health data, luggage weight, meal preferences, etc.. The information is used to build a profile of passengers to more easily identify those likely to be non-supportive of Bush’s emerging fascist police state and deny them their basic human right of travel.
Congress blocked the TSA from using commercial databases to verify passenger identities until the GAO certifies that passenger privacy will be protected. Two Homeland Security investigations of the earlier data transfers’ legality are still ongoing, including one by the department’s Inspector General Clark Kent Irvin. However, government intelligence agencies have secretly and illegally spied on US citizens for decades and what goes on in public is often little more than a puppet show to maintain the illusion that citizen’s still have some privacy.
Homeland security spying on Americans isn’t limited to the US. They also get information about any American flying within Canada and American’s returning to the US from foreign countries.
If you fly and don’t want Homeland Security to know all that it can about you there are some steps you can take.
-Don’t book rental car or lodging through any airline or their affiliates
-Don’t provide more info. than absolutely necessary
-If traveling with a companion have them get their own ticket and check in separately
-Let the airlines know that you value your privacy and will avoid flying whenever possible
Keep in mind that the more information the govt. has on you the more they can get. What you eat, what you read, what you watch on TV, what you buy, who you call, where you work and how you vote are being tracked and a profile of you is being created and monitored. However, you can use the system to also create a profile that will help you avoid being singled out as a potential enemy of fascism.