Bruce Schneier writes in today’s Newsday about why terror profiles by computer are ineffective.

I have an idea. Timothy McVeigh and John Allen Muhammad – one of the accused D.C. snipers – both served in the military. I think we need to put all U.S. ex-servicemen on a special watch list, because they obviously could be terrorists. I think we should flag them for “special screening” when they fly and think twice before allowing them to take scuba-diving lessons.

Exactly why CAPPS-II doesn’t make sense..

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