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Flying from London Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Southampton?

Kafka | 13.09.2004 17:39 | Anti-militarism | Repression | Technology | London | World

Know who is handling your personal data before you fly.

Flying from London Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Southampton?

The United States Department of Homeland Security was caught stealing private health data from US based airlines. The data was given to private contractors, such as Ascent Technology, by US airlines at the request of the Transportation Security Agency (TSA). Personal and private information found its way from these contractors to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The information included private medical information.

Since the attacks of 9/11, 2001, many dissidents within the United States have found themselves harassed by the DHS, FBI and US Secret Service. The harassment has included the release onto the Internet of private information from the medical files. The intent has been to discredit American critics of George Bush.

London Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Southampton airports all use the AOMIS system. This system was designed and developed by Ascent Technology (of Cambridge, Massachusetts) in conjunction with IBM. UK users of these airports may wish to think twice about the disposition of their private information should they fly from these airports.

In addition to the release of private information, many Americans have found themselves barred from flights based on specious claims of terror links or terrorist propensities inferred by systems made by US contractors. Contact your local airport and ask them to refuse to do business with Ascent Technologies (AOMIS).

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  1. killing me — dead soon
  2. wrong, wrong, wrong !!! — Mr AOMIS