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LEAKED: TSA Screening manual on the internet!

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posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 12:13 PM
I wonder if someone is going to get fired for this one? The only problem is... how many terrorist can actually get a hold of this document. Kinda scary!!! I think I'm going to stay away from flying on a plane for a while...

Wandering Aramean

So the decision to publish it on the Internet is probably a questionable one. On top of that, however, is where the real idiocy shines. They chose to publish a redacted version of the document, hiding all the super-important stuff from the public. But they apparently don’t understand how redaction works in the electronic document world. See, rather than actually removing the offending text from the document they just drew a black box on top of it. Turns out that PDF documents don’t really care about the black box like that and the actual content of the document is still in the file.

Yup, their crack legal staff managed to screw this one up pretty badly. Want to know which twelve passports will instantly get you shunted over for secondary screening, simply by showing them to the ID-checking agent? Check out Section 2A-2 (C) (1) (b) (iv). Want to know the procedure for CIA-escorted passengers to be processed through the checkpoint? That’s in the document, too. Details on the calibration process of the metal detectors is in there. So is the procedure for screening foreign dignitaries.

It is pretty pathetic that the folks supposedly responsible for administering this “security” program cannot even be bothered to do the simplest parts of their job correctly. Then again, passing through the checkpoint every time I fly it is pretty clear that they do a lot of things incorrectly. Just chalk this one up to more of the same idiocy. More done badly.

File is mirrored and available here!

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posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 12:26 PM
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posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 01:48 PM
Maybe they did this on purpose, maybe this is not the real version?

posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 01:56 PM
There are two versions on the mirror site... Redacted... and unredacted version...

I downloaded both just in case. Haven't had a chance to look through all of it yet.

posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 02:08 PM
Thank you for the mirror.

Just read this in my country's news, but of course they didn't link to the files.

I shall do my part to create new mirrors and ensure file safety... it will be safe.

First destination will be to usenet/newsgroups binaries, instant propagation to more than 100 servers scattered around the world.

They said in the news it may lead to impersonation due to ID models leaked.

Impossible, the home user cannot replicate all the security marks.

posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 02:14 PM
reply to post by jjjtir

Impersonators... I'm sure they are going to go through some really quick changes on their ID's really quick.

Thanks for your help!

posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 08:05 PM
I wonder how many bad guys out there are doing the "never thought of that one."

And now I know what CIA creds look like. Me and about 500 million others that don't have a need to know.

"The document outlines who is exempt from certain additional screening measures, including members of the U.S. armed forces, governors and lieutenant governors, the mayor of Washington, D.C., and their immediate families."

Hmmmm....anyone want to tell me why the Mayor of DC is exempt, considering the less that stellar individuals that have held that position?

I must have missed the special military exemption when I have flown in uniform, I guess. They usually seem to single out a soldier for "extra special" care. Never fails, military members always get the anal probe.

A friend did an experiment. When he asked to show ID, he showed his drivers licence. No problems. When he showed his military ID, he got singled out for "extra love". Coincidence maybe....Another instance of the TSA being d-bags...likely.

posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 09:49 PM
I can tell you that as big as most of these news outlets are making this, honestly their really isn't too much info in the SOP manuals that you cannot gleen from just being observant and watching the screeners while they screen you luggage. Hell it is barely even considered SSI ( Sensitive) Basically it is on par with an internal alert or memo about procedures from a local police force. At the most it mght tell you ( it has been 5 years since I turned mine in, and they have modified it since then.) It was essentially a training manual for those who had never worked in any type of security profession, how to properly search a bag, use a wand and such. Definatley dumb on thier part, in general not as dangerous as it's being mad out to be. About the same type of stuff you would be trained in working at a courthouse as a screening guard.

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