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An opt-in program that charges airline passengers to bypass airport security lines is being resuscitated more than two years after its abrupt shutdown. The CLEAR program re-launched in Orlando last week, and is preparing to start up in Denver.
After submitting fingerprints and iris scans, members are issued a CLEARcard with these biometric data. Kiosks at participating airports then allow them to confirm their identity and “speed through security.”
Originally posted by antar
THIS is WHy we are seeing all the hub bub over the TSA passenger checks, there going to have people begging for these scans...
Originally posted by DrHammondStoat
A classic case of 'problem, reaction, solution' as David Icke puts it. People are demanding that they stop the humiliating searches so they offer us the solution we 'want' in biometric ID cards and scanning therefore a biometric database.
CLEAR's exclusive, dedicated paths to security screening lanes offer members speed and predictability using biometric identification kiosks. CLEARlanes are easily identified with a large blue CLEARcube and are open from 5am to 9pm daily. Members present their CLEARcard to a uniformed CLEAR attendant, verify their identity with their fingerprints or iris image, and then head through to security screening, by-passing the Travel Document Checker who checks passengers IDs against their boarding passes. clearme
As far as foregoing air travel to stay out of the 'big machine' ... I'm not sure what degree of commitment I am prepared to give to stay out of it. I have family in other countries that I must visit. And in order for this approach to be effective one must truly commit to it across the board and in all aspects of life. Meaning that if one is using the internet unprotected, has a bank account, pays taxes, etc, standing on principle on the air travel seems a futile exercise. Given that I am by all measures 'trackable' forfeiting flying to protect myself would achieve no such result.
It really comes down to how much time and effort one chooses to spend fighting those things and whether said time and effort actually bears a heavier personal cost that being indifferent to them.
Meh like I said ... a quick fondle without me having to fork out for dinner and a show is a win anyway.
Rest assured my friend, I shall never give up, nor shall I ever surrender, I shall fight them in the fields, I shall fight them in the hedgerows, I shall fight them in cyber space, and I shall fight them in the line for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show!