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Discussion in 'Travel Security' started by Jimgotkp, May 24, 2012.
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Wow, this might actually give hackers a reason to really want to hack some Apple products. When the government starts to buy your products, your cool factor has definitely jumped the shark.
Why are they buying them? Travelers leave thousands of iPhones, iPads, iPods, and other iGadgets at checkpoints every year; TSA can get them for free.
Or the DFW office can just steal them.
I can sort of understand the mobile device aspect... But Macs? Why? (and to clarify, I have two and love them... But I don't see what the TSA would be able to do with Macs that they can't do with cheaper hardware).
They can use Siri to ask if someone is a terrorist and also how to make gazpacho
Obvious answer. They finally figured out it's better to have a computer that doesn't crash when randomly pissing off people in line.
"Latest Security Checkpoint Wait Times" = 8 days ago.
Q: What is the average delay in EWR?
My two Macs crash about as often as my Win7 machine.
Security theater...there's an app for that.
They are considering Macs because they know the training limitations of their employees. PC's require a higher skill set. Heck, even Cholula can operate a Mac.
Honestly, I'm not even sure most TSA employees are smart enough to know what to do with an iPad or other Apple products.
I fully expect a scandal to break in the future about large quantities of missing/'lost' TSA equipment that miraculously ends up on ebay
Oh good, I can buy the new Iphone 5, mac airbook and Ipad 3 at half price.
At first, I thought this was just another blind attempt to bash the TSA. But then, I ran across this:
Really? I'm a bit biased, but we have about 25 macs running in our business. Some are 6 or 7 years old and still plugging away. We put in significantly less effort to keep them running than 7 Windows machines I can't get rid of.