Every time you get on a plane, you show them your ID. You do it without thinking and chances are, it never crossed your mind to question it. John Gilmore, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, did just that, simply asking to see the law requiring him to do so. What follows is a disturbing reminder of how far we've come (or fallen) since 9/11. (Boing Boing)
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