TSA Enters the ‘Sphere

Filed in Politics, Social IssuesTags: War on Terror

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) enters the blogosphere, with their Evolution of Security blog.

From the tagline ("Terrorists Evolve. Threats Evolve. Security Must Stay Ahead. You Play A Part.") it would appear that the TSA intends to have significant commenter interaction on the blog. From the response to the welcome post (some 700 comments), it would appear that air travelers (and TSA employees) have much to say.

Based on comments, the TSA appears to have reorganized the blog posts in order to emphasize responses to questions about various TSA policies (removing shoes, the much-vilified liquids restriction, searching grandma, etc.).

Personally, speaking as a fairly seasoned air traveler, I don't have a problem with most security measures (sure, it is a minor annoyance to have to remove my shoes to pass through security - but the annoyance is just that: minor), but I do have a problem with others (e.g. the liquids restriction - especially with respect to water bottles and beverages) and think that many TSA agents would be well-served to take some inter-personal relations training. My general rule is to arrive at the airport two hours before my flight, and to take my time getting through security. I rarely have to wait more than ten minutes to pass through security.

But, if you're interested in some of TSA's thoughts or explanations for their various policies or other security issues - or just want to join the chorus of comment complaints (they seem to be solicited by TSA, after all) - go have a look!

(H/T: Slashdot, Ars Technica)