19 Nov 2006
(updated 19 Nov 2006 at 04:14 UTC) »
Well, UDS mountain view is over, and all-hands.
I found the USA fun in a number of ways. However, for some
reason I recieved the 'SSSS' ("Selected for Secondary
Security Screening") marker on my boarding pass in both
directions, which is known to not be a coincidence. So
someone out there with my name is a security risk, or its
because I flew from .au to .us on a .nz passport or perhaps
they think I'm this
I think its time we did something about this. I urge every
American to start writing to your senator or representative
about this.. Bruce
Schneier and others have already commented on how
ineffective the SSSS mechanism is.
For my part, I'm now boycotting as much as possible every
company based in the USA. And I shall never visit the USA
except when work compels me to.
Which is of course a shame, as many of the people in the USA
are nice: but unless they collectively *do something* and
fix their out of control government, the USA is heading into
being a surveillance