Civil Liberties

TSA Petition Goes Offline Just Before Deadline

White House petition site went down for "maintenance" before coming back online.

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A White House petition about the TSA's screening procedures was 90 percent of the way to completion when Wired ran a story giving it a final push. The White House's petition site went down for unannounced maintenance, and when it came back up, the petition had "expired"—though the Electronic Privacy Information Center says it still had time left on the clock: