The US Transporation Security Administration (TSA) announced that CAPPS II, the controversial passenger profiling system is back looking a bit more shy and sporting a new name, "Secure Flight." It still sounds bad and they'll start testing it within the next 30-60 days.

via Kevin @ EFF: Deep Links

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Ah, not unlike unpopular or in trouble IT projects. Change the name and no one notices? Hardly - Tom Ridge, back on July 14th said CAPPSII was dead.

http://www.acemakr.com/online/2004/07/capps_ii_is_dea.html

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