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Schneier on Homeland Security

Security guru Bruce Schneier critiques "Homeland Security" measures such as centralised identity databases. Not surprisingly, he finds that they leave a lot to be desired, and may actually reduce security.
The new technologies have enormous capacities, but their advocates have not realized that the most critical aspect of a security measure is not how well it works but how well it fails.

(via Techdirt)

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