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Stupid Security Awards

Wannaplan?

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I heard about this on NPR this morning, on my drive into work. Thought you could use a good Friday morning chuckle:

http://www.privacyinternational.org/activities/stupidsecurity/

Most Egregiously Stupid Award

Winner - The Australian Government for a litany of pointless, irritating and self-serving security measures

Runner-Up - Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov for the "Propiska" Identity Papers

Most Inexplicably Stupid Award

Winner - Philadelphia International Airport for over-reaction to a bottle of cologne

Runner-Up - Heathrow Airport for quarantining a quantity of green tea

Most Annoyingly Stupid Award

Winner - T-Mobile (UK) for pointless and idiotic financial security measures

Runner-Up - Bay Area Rapid Transport (Bart) for closing its restrooms.

Most Flagrantly Intrusive Award

Winner - Delta Terminal at JFK Airport for forcing a nursing mother to drink her own breast milk

Runner-Up - Carson City Correctional Facility, Michigan for forcing women visitors to wear bras.

Most Stupidly Counter Productive Award

Winner - San Francisco General Hospital for blind idiocy in its identity checking procedures

Runner-Up San Francisco International Airport for endangering the public

Dishonourable Mention

The New Yorker Hotel, New York for aggressive, unnecessary and meaningless security measures.
 

Cardinal

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Probably the best line in the article:

"Two city police officers, who also came into contact with the cologne while examining its container, later went off to a doughnut shop and a 24-hour Rite Aid pharmacy in Philadelphia, officials said.

He he.
 
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