Nextgov: TSA wants spyware to screen employees’ digital activities for leaks

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Can you say "Stasi"?

    Nextgov: TSA wants spyware to screen employees’ digital activities for leaks

     
  2. How about getting a handle on all the security gaps IN THE AIRPORT before worrying about what the clerks are doing online?
     
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  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Sounds very typical of the modern day police state headedup by DHS.
     
  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Consider that the clerks represent the largest security threat in the airport...
     
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  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Which ones, the thieves, drug runners, or perverts?
     
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  6. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    If it is monitoring gov equipment at the workplace where you're supposed to be doing gov work, I'm not sure I have a problem with it. If it is snooping on other systems, of course big problems there....
     
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  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I'd take this as a sign that upper management in DHS is succumbing to a severe case of paranoia. They see the writing on the wall and realize that their own employees (who see first hand how inept & mendacious they are on a daily basis) are the ones most likely to expose them.​
     
  8. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Agree, gov equipment can be monitored with any form of logging spyware they want. But, if they are intending to spy on employees without specific cause then that is over the line. It would start with TSA, move over to some other agency and snowball from there. I suspect such acts would be found illegal in most courts, at least I would hope they would be.

    I recall a story about TSA supplying employees with iPhones and iPads, think I would turn down the offer if I was TSA.
     
  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Yes.
     
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  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I'm not sure I even have a problem with the TSA snooping on their employees' cell phones or other hardware - during the hours they're on the clock.

    How many times have any of us seen a TSA employee texting from the checkpoint? Anyone?
     
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  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Ha ha ha.

    Turnabout is fair play.

    I hope these smurfs get a taste of their own medicine.
     

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