Inventor Ric Richardson

Showing posts with label Security. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Security. Show all posts

No fly list... are you on it?

This web page uses the same algorithm as the feds listing system... check for your name... or you on it?
clipped from nofly.s3.com
According to published reports in the Washington Post and elsewhere, the federal
government is using an algorithmic software product known as Soundex to search
databases for potential terrorists. Developed in 1918, Soundex removes vowels
from names and applies numerical values to remaining consonants. Names are
matched according to those resulting numerical values.
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