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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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    Chronno S. Trigger, 21 Mar 2008 @ 1:48pm

    That's interesting but,

    How would that work? I can see it now: "Hay, Mr. Terrorist, what is the serial number on your electric bracelet?" or even better "What seat were you in? 4D? Give me a minute to look up the activation code for your bracelet."

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