1996-12-20 - Re: Credentials without Identity–Race Bits

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From: aaron@herringn.com
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-20 21:36:17 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 13:36:17 -0800 (PST)

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From: aaron@herringn.com
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 13:36:17 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Credentials without Identity--Race Bits
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>Bill Stewart wrote:
>> I've heard that in less civilized parts of the world you're actually
>> required to carry government-issued ID cards to walk down the street
>> or fly on airplanes.
>Umm.. tried to get on a flight without having ID lately?  Doesn't work -
>against policy.  Anti-terrorism policy and all.. it's for your own
>safety, of course.

Flew down to LA recently with a firearm (checked, of course).

Looking over the ticket later, I was mildly surprised to find "GUN" in
a string of otherwise unintelligible text.

Anyone know if this is they way it's been, or if this is YA "Anti-terrorism
security measure"? Goes without saying that this data would most likely
wind up as part of the "travel profiles" the gov't wants to compile. Could
they be starting early?

The carrier was Alaska Airlines, if it matters.

As far as the photo-id went, they didn't copy any data off it or try to
authenticate, just made sure it was my picture.