Hashing Identity

So I was glancing over at CNN.com today and saw the article:Airline captain, lawyer, child on terror ‘watch list’ on several definitely not terrorist folks on the terror watch list just by their name.

So let me get this straight. Our government security officials are so clever they cannot come up with better control than a simple name is either on the list or it isn’t? How about taking these folks who are OBVIOUSLY not terrorists. Gather some basic but private facts about their identity. Hash the information together. Then when these folks travel the information they provide quickly when a flag is raised is rehashed and if it matches let them go on about their business. If enough basic but not easy to obtain answers are gathered then it should serve as a much speedier check to let the person go on without risking a terrorist simply farms public facts about someone with the same name.

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12 Replies to “Hashing Identity”

  1. Little James Robinson is so cute anyone would love him. Now to him being on the terrorist list. Well Nelson Mandela and Ted Kennedy were on the list so little James is in good company. Now the only people not on the US watch list are the real terrorist who can come and go as they please. Most Americans will need a passport and some DNA to fly within the US but if your from the Middle East or a known terrorist the US will not get in your way. Homeland Security is not interested in bothering terrorist why you ask. Because of the Homeland Security employees are using Government computers for selecting kids so they don’t have time to bother with terrorist.

  2. Little James Robinson is so cute anyone would love him. Now to him being on the terrorist list. Well Nelson Mandela and Ted Kennedy were on the list so little James is in good company. Now the only people not on the US watch list are the real terrorist who can come and go as they please. Most Americans will need a passport and some DNA to fly within the US but if your from the Middle East or a known terrorist the US will not get in your way. Homeland Security is not interested in bothering terrorist why you ask. Because of the Homeland Security employees are using Government computers for selecting kids so they don’t have time to bother with terrorist.

  3. That’s not the only problem with the TSA. I was in red sox territory with a yankees hat. It was taken. No recourse for retrieval. So they have power to steal or destroy whatever they wish, also.

  4. That’s not the only problem with the TSA. I was in red sox territory with a yankees hat. It was taken. No recourse for retrieval. So they have power to steal or destroy whatever they wish, also.

  5. My college world religions professor is watch listed because he frequents the al jazeera websites to obtain information pertinent to his class curriculum. The man teaches aspects of EVERY religion, fits none of the terrorist ‘profiling’ (ahem..STEREOTYPES), and he cannot book a seat on any airline independent of going through the hassle of proving his identity every time he flies. Of course, he can’t get an explanation as to why he cannot get an e-ticket like everyone else. This situation surpasses the ‘inconvenience’ of dealing with what is necessary for the greater good. When you start making lists of people, indescriminate of reasonable and effective selection strategies, those lists start looking alarmingly more and more like ‘blacklists’. Americans should have the freedom to explore, study, and understand the Muslim religion, or terrorism as it can be attributed within MANY countries/cultures/ideologies without having to worry about being singled out as a ‘possible terrorist’. If I write a paper resolved against American interrogation strategies, will I be watchlisted, too? Wait…will this comment watchlist me? ….ridiculous.

  6. My college world religions professor is watch listed because he frequents the al jazeera websites to obtain information pertinent to his class curriculum. The man teaches aspects of EVERY religion, fits none of the terrorist ‘profiling’ (ahem..STEREOTYPES), and he cannot book a seat on any airline independent of going through the hassle of proving his identity every time he flies. Of course, he can’t get an explanation as to why he cannot get an e-ticket like everyone else. This situation surpasses the ‘inconvenience’ of dealing with what is necessary for the greater good. When you start making lists of people, indescriminate of reasonable and effective selection strategies, those lists start looking alarmingly more and more like ‘blacklists’. Americans should have the freedom to explore, study, and understand the Muslim religion, or terrorism as it can be attributed within MANY countries/cultures/ideologies without having to worry about being singled out as a ‘possible terrorist’. If I write a paper resolved against American interrogation strategies, will I be watchlisted, too? Wait…will this comment watchlist me? ….ridiculous.

  7. Here we go through all of this bullshit while our southern border is crossed daily by 6 year old illegals. This provides a good source of domestics
    and sweatshop, low wage, no benefit “employees” for
    Bush-style Republican riff-raff. I am a registered Republican ;BUT this BUNCH of dual-citizenship TRASH are not in my traditional conservative base. Chertoff is a thug and is NOT a TRUE American. His loyalties lie elsewhere. This trash has GOT to go. Long live the U.S. Constitution and God bless this country that I adore in spite of the Bushes and the other traitors.

  8. Here we go through all of this bullshit while our southern border is crossed daily by 6 year old illegals. This provides a good source of domestics
    and sweatshop, low wage, no benefit “employees” for
    Bush-style Republican riff-raff. I am a registered Republican ;BUT this BUNCH of dual-citizenship TRASH are not in my traditional conservative base. Chertoff is a thug and is NOT a TRUE American. His loyalties lie elsewhere. This trash has GOT to go. Long live the U.S. Constitution and God bless this country that I adore in spite of the Bushes and the other traitors.

  9. 8 years old, the mentality sounds about right for Home Land Scurity, and THE ATF. Anything above that would ruin their creed. I liked that they’re trying to get people to join frequent flyer miles,
    (hmm, suspicious to me) I hope people aren’t really that naive that this is ever going to be fixed!

  10. 8 years old, the mentality sounds about right for Home Land Scurity, and THE ATF. Anything above that would ruin their creed. I liked that they’re trying to get people to join frequent flyer miles,
    (hmm, suspicious to me) I hope people aren’t really that naive that this is ever going to be fixed!

  11. I usually don’t get involved with sending comments in. But this one is rediculous. I will not give my name because “I” may be put on the list and I don’t even fly. But you have got to be kidding me. The USA? can you imagine what the real terrorist’s are thinking about us when they watch the reports on what is going on with this operation. Beleive me, they are laughing so hard at the all so powerful, “USA”. Please get real and stop making us look so bumb. remember, they have televisions too guys.

  12. I usually don’t get involved with sending comments in. But this one is rediculous. I will not give my name because “I” may be put on the list and I don’t even fly. But you have got to be kidding me. The USA? can you imagine what the real terrorist’s are thinking about us when they watch the reports on what is going on with this operation. Beleive me, they are laughing so hard at the all so powerful, “USA”. Please get real and stop making us look so bumb. remember, they have televisions too guys.

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