Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Update on British security student

For those interested (i.e not the British press it seems) in the ongoing tale of British citizen Chris Soghoian, the security postgrad who highlighted significant flaws in airport security where electronic check-in is present. The Congressman that originally called on the Bush Administration to apprehend him has now had a change of heart and suggest the Government employ him (presumably due to the number of emails he received). He said that it was clear that
"[Chris] intended no harm but, rather, intended to provide a public service by warning that this long-standing loophole could be easily exploited.... Under the circumstances, any legal consequences for this student must take into account his intent to perform a public service, to publicize a problem as a way of getting it fixed. He picked a lousy way of doing it, but he should not go to jail for his bad judgment. Better yet, the Department of Homeland Security should put him to work showing public officials how easily our security can be compromised."
More here

2 comments:

Ross said...

This kid was a pillock, but he doesn't deserve Gitmo Bay. Well done for keeping it in the public eye.

SJK said...

that ties in with the post on the police monitoring and commenting on blogs.
could you be arrested for something you say on your blog,or a comment you make on somebody elses?
could Guido and all the other swearbloggers be done for libel/slander?