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Fake Boarding Pass Site Shut Down, Owner Surprised

A grad student who was running a website allowing you to print fake boarding passes was surprised when the FBI raided his house and took all of his computers.  Imagine that.  No charges have been filed, as it’s not illegal to print fake boarding passes.  Yet.  Bring on the Patriot Act!

(thanks to Erik at SEO Speedwagon for the heads up.  Or possibly for the head’s up.)

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  1. To be “surprised,” the grad student obviously knows a lot more about computers than the TSA. Of course the TSA was going to call in the FBI — not because this guy was a likely threat, but that’s the way bureacracy works. If little old ladies going through security can be “strip searched,” you think they’re going to go easy on a guy offering a fake boarding pass website?

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