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(Boing Boing)   Here's how to request your personal file from the US Customs and Border Protection agency if you want to find out why you keep getting black-flagged for secondary searches every time you try to get on a plane. Don't expect much, though   (boingboing.net) divider line 29
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2014-05-28 10:41:44 AM  
I recommend getting on hte GOES program to get pre-TSA screening.

/After 9/11, I kept getting detailed checkouts at airports because my name was similar to an IRA terrorist.
 
2014-05-28 11:43:37 AM  
Cool! A brief article about a detailed Ars article! That's quality!

You'll probably want to read the original, though.
 
2014-05-28 11:44:36 AM  
I started getting screened more often after giving the double bird during the sex-ray scan

/they just want to touch my boner
 
2014-05-28 11:49:44 AM  
Y'know we didn't have these problems when we didn't go around Freeing The shiat out of the whole world. Maybe they're related or something.
 
2014-05-28 11:53:19 AM  
Nobody expects the UFIA
 
2014-05-28 11:54:44 AM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: Y'know we didn't have these problems when we didn't go around Freeing The shiat out of the whole world. Maybe they're related or something.


you'll note that they have records going back on his entering and leaving the country since he was 12 years old.

But the most  interesting thing about the article is how he is flagged as a journalist in some of those records. According to a few experts cited in the article that is a big NO NO

It is going to be really interesting when Greenwald names names of Americans who have been spied on by the NSA. Those revelations are supposed to be published any day now.
 
2014-05-28 11:57:57 AM  

mudpants: Nobody expects the UFIA

I dunno. Some people patiently wait for it. Most give up. It takes a really obsessive sense of entitlement to wait.  Don't even bring up the disappointment.
 
2014-05-28 11:58:12 AM  
If they haven't been spying on me I'm going to be very disappointed
 
2014-05-28 11:59:24 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: I started getting screened more often after giving the double bird during the sex-ray scan

/they just want to touch my boner


I saw a guy in line at JWA wearing a kilt and refusing the scanner. Pure gold
 
2014-05-28 12:00:53 PM  

drumhellar: Cool! A brief article about a detailed Ars article! That's quality!

You'll probably want to read the original, though.


But didn't you benefit greatly from all that Value Added that Boing Boing, uhh, added?
 
2014-05-28 12:17:22 PM  
If you think this is bad, you should see how the fed keeps track of the "no fly" list.  Yikes, what a fluster cluck.
 
2014-05-28 12:26:23 PM  
Step 1: take viagra or other "male enhancement"
Step 2: insist on pat down
Step 3: during pat down, moan like whore.
 
2014-05-28 12:27:04 PM  

kindms: Fark like a Barsoomian: Y'know we didn't have these problems when we didn't go around Freeing The shiat out of the whole world. Maybe they're related or something.

you'll note that they have records going back on his entering and leaving the country since he was 12 years old.

But the most  interesting thing about the article is how he is flagged as a journalist in some of those records. According to a few experts cited in the article that is a big NO NO

It is going to be really interesting when Greenwald names names of Americans who have been spied on by the NSA. Those revelations are supposed to be published any day now.


If your freedom fighters are someone else's terrorists, your free-information agents are someone else's subversive provocateurs.
 
2014-05-28 12:49:24 PM  
Won't requesting your file get you flagged the next time you fly?
 
2014-05-28 12:53:33 PM  

listernine: Step 1: take viagra or other "male enhancement"
Step 2: insist on pat down
Step 3: during pat down, moan like whore.


Step 4: get shot and/or tased
Step 5: spend a couple years in PMITA prison
Step 6: never fly again you terrorist
 
2014-05-28 12:54:37 PM  
...suggests that the people doing the redacting don't know what the data is.

ARE
! Dammit!
What the data ARE!
 
2014-05-28 12:56:13 PM  

mudpants: Nobody expects the UFIA


It's not that they don't expect it, but that they didn't request it.
 
2014-05-28 01:01:26 PM  
Asking for that form? Now you are on the list.
 
2014-05-28 01:02:24 PM  
I hide life savers over my body as prizes for the pat-downers. I'm sure it brightens their day.
 
2014-05-28 01:10:18 PM  

AirForceVet: I recommend getting on hte GOES program to get pre-TSA screening.

/After 9/11, I kept getting detailed checkouts at airports because my name was similar to an IRA terrorist.


I wonder what their logic on that is. Is it common for terrorists to think, "Hey, maybe if I change my name just slightly, and then buy tickets, I'll get through okay."
 
2014-05-28 01:15:47 PM  
And here's where it all starts:

<a href="http://www.keysnet.com/2014/05/28/497027/private-pilots-say-cus toms-to o.html?sp=/99/100/&ihp=1 ">Text for the URL</a>
 
2014-05-28 01:28:22 PM  

miss diminutive: I hide life savers over my body as prizes for the pat-downers. I'm sure it brightens their day.


Sounds tasty! =)

/You have been "randomly" selected for secondary screening
 
2014-05-28 01:39:35 PM  

SansNeural: drumhellar: Cool! A brief article about a detailed Ars article! That's quality!

You'll probably want to read the original, though.

But didn't you benefit greatly from all that Value Added that Boing Boing, uhh, added?


Oh my yes! I also got to learn about how DRM is worse than the Holocaust, got to see a picture of Xeni's new dildo, heard about Corky's latest crappy novel, and saw a steampunk subway map mashed up with Die Antwoord lyrics. Then, Mark Frauenfelder jizzed on an old neon sign from a 1950's diner.
 
2014-05-28 02:14:08 PM  

Karvey: ...suggests that the people doing the redacting don't know what the data is.

ARE! Dammit!
What the data ARE!


You sound British.
 
2014-05-28 02:26:05 PM  
Im searched every darn time.  Would love to know exactly why.

Once was searched AT the ticket counter (paid cash last minute for flight)!  Then again at security....and AGAIN before boarding I was pulled aside.  WTH?

Repeat ad nausuem during the trip with multiple plane switches.  It was crazy.

But possible causes:
1. trip to the Philippines, a common terrorist meeting point
2. LOTS of overseas travel
3. later set off the nitroglycerin alarms while traveling - day after the first liquid explosives incident-got automatic weapons pointed at me.  First question "Do you take any heart medication?"  Brand new calculator was determined to be the source.....
4. Lots of overseas friends.

I should submit and see what mine looks like.
 
2014-05-28 02:57:11 PM  
My passport has work-related stamps from places like the UAE, Kandahar and Karachi. I've been advised by people who actually do security checks to burn it, report it lost and get a new one rather than give it to any border guard anywhere, but given this level of passive data collection, I should just get used to the insides of secondary screening rooms forever.
 
2014-05-28 03:29:36 PM  

Greywar: Im searched every darn time.  Would love to know exactly why.

Once was searched AT the ticket counter (paid cash last minute for flight)!  Then again at security....and AGAIN before boarding I was pulled aside.  WTH?


That's a big red flag right there.
 
2014-05-28 03:35:10 PM  

Karvey: ...suggests that the people doing the redacting don't know what the data is.

ARE! Dammit!
What the data ARE!


We don't know what the data is.  It's redacted. ;)
 
2014-05-28 04:55:52 PM  

mudpants: Nobody expects the UFIA


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