Fly With Friendly Eyes


Via Atrios comes a report that the Transportation Security Administration has "collected extensive personal information about airline passengers although Congress told it not to and it said it wouldn't, according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press."

If you're getting a vague sense of deja vu, it may be because the data was collected to test the nascent Secure Flight program, whose defunct predecessor, CAPPS II, drew fire when it emerged that TSA planned to test the system with personal data provided by the airline JetBlue without passengers' consent.