Flying Security: Shackle All Passengers With Tazer-Like Bracelets

from the coffee,-tea-or-bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt dept

And we were just talking about how the expected boom in air travel security technology never materialized, and along comes Bruce Schneier to point out a patent on a bracelet that passengers would be forced to wear, which could provide a debilitating shock at the decision of a crew member. And, yes, there's a company trying to commercialize this idea. I'm sure absolutely nothing might go wrong by strapping up all passengers with a potentially debilitating shock. Nothing at all...

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    Relonar, 21 Mar 2008 @ 7:16pm

    Planes. they are there. the fly. they are big.

        It has already been done.

    Security is much stricter and the risk vs reward of trying to take one over just isn't as tempting as i was years ago. if the 'terrorists' have all this money power etc. why not just put a young potential through flight school. but thats digressing.

    anyway strapping down law abiding people isn't going to make them any safer than they already are. this just seems like another attempt to make a few sales by latching on to the fear of the masses.


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