Posts Tagged bruce schneier

Crime – Getting Worse?

If you listened to the various TV and radio vox-pops over the last few days, following the tragic murders in East Wall, Howth and Ranelagh, and even Dick Roche’s hold up in Wicklow, you’d think the murder rate was soaring and the country was going to pot. But what’s the real situation? In reality, the […]

CDG – Now I Remember Why I Don’t Like It

In Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris.  Haven’t been here for years, but remember vaguely not liking it.  Now I know why. It takes 15 minutes to get from the runway to the terminal building.  That’s not including the time required to get the gantries in place, etc – just taxiing time. Security is both shite […]

Airport Security

Very interesting article from Jeffrey Goldberg in The Atlantic.  He, working with Bruce Schneier, tried to get caught going through airport security with fake boarding passes, carrying large amounts of liquids and generally looking suspicious.  All to no avail. Some of the best bits: During one secondary inspection, at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, I […]

Mandatory disclosure on the way?

Following yesterday’s revelation by Ruairi Quinn TD that the Government has lost even more laptops this year, The Irish Times reports today that Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern is considering introducing a mandatory reporting system when data or data-storage devices go missing. That’s welcome, and long overdue.  Bruce Schneier wrote about it back in 2006.  […]

Sense in Airport Security

Bruce Schneier is talking sense again (as always!). At the moment, airport security will do one of two things when they catch you with something you’re not allowed bring on a plane: a) take it off you and let you go on your way; b) arrest you and charge you with terrorism. The latter is […]