"More people are killed every year by pigs than by sharks"
Nu bør dette jo ikke udarte til en optegnelse af småting, jeg har set andre steder, men denne her lille historie på BoingBoing kunne jeg ikke stå for:
Sikkerhedseksperten Bruce Schneier gør ud fra sin erfaring og sin indsigt i sikkerhedsspørgsmål opmærksom på, at alle - alle - de penge, der er givet ud på "Homeland security" og "kamp mod terror" og sikring af diverse ting har været drevet af frygt og hældt lige ud af vinduet.
I et radio-interview hører vi bl.a.:
Men ... læs eller hør interviewet. Via BoingBoing (som sagt).
- "Homeland security measures are an enormous waste of money."
- "If the goal of security is to protect against yesterday's attacks, we're really good at it."
- "More people are killed every year by pigs than by sharks, which shows you how good we are at evaluating risk."
- "Did you ever wonder why tweezers were confiscated at security checkpoints, but matches and cigarette lighters--actual combustible materials--were not?...If the tweezers lobby had more power, I'm sure they would have been allowed on board as well."
- "When the U.S. Government says that security against terrorism is worth curtailing individual civil liberties, it's because the cost of that decision is not borne by those making it."
- "...people make bad security trade-offs when they're scared."