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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Quick Links (Security Panic Edition)

Recommended reading on the latest terror plot and the ensuing panic:

Ron Bailey of Reason magazine, puts your risk of dying from terrorism in perspective.

Also at Reason, Jacob Sullum critiques the new TSA security rules.

At Wolfesblog, Silver makes a good point about a previous liquid bomb attack on an airliner.

Glenn Greenwald of Unclaimed Territory refutes the claim that the liquid bomb plot shows the need for President Bush's illegal, warrantless domestic spying scheme.

Jennifer of Ravings of a Feral Genius laments the demise of the Fourth Amendment. She also makes a good point about all the supposedly potentially dangerous liquids that were confiscated from passengers.

At Boing Boing, Mark Frauenfelder asks "If the liquid could be explosive, why are you dumping it in a crowd?" (link via As Ohio Goes)

Finally, some words of wisdom from Bruce Schneier (link via Battlepanda):
And if you want to know what you can do to help? Don't be terrorized. They terrorize more of us if they kill some of us, but the dead are beside the point. If we give in to fear, the terrorists achieve their goal even if they were arrested. If we refuse to be terrorized, then they lose -- even if their attacks succeed.


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