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U.S. to Drop Color-Coded Terror Alerts

From the NY Times: The Department of Homeland Security is planning to get rid of the color-coded terrorism alert system. Known officially as the Homeland Security Advisory System, the five-color scheme was introduced by the Bush administration in March 2002. Red, the highest level, meant “severe risk of terrorist attacks.” The lowest level, green, meant […]

Is aviation security mostly for show?

Bruce Schneier: Security is both a feeling and a reality. The propensity for security theater comes from the interplay between the public and its leaders. When people are scared, they need something done that will make them feel safe, even if it doesn’t truly make them safer. Politicians naturally want to do something in response […]

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