TSA says they won’t make your take off your shoes or remove laptops from bags if private screeners can look at your web browsing history and other personal data. This of course means that TSA has easy access to your web browsing history, thanks to the open door policy that social media websites have given the government. Worse, TSA plans to outsource the snooping to private contractors. Gosh, I feel so much safer.
Enrollment is expected to cost $85 — and the loss of privacy. TSA is weighing a contract that would hire private screeners to parse an applicant’s consumer data, such Web browsing histories, for signs of danger before admission into express inspection programs.