Hat tip to Gary at View from the Wing for sharing this delightful infographic on the successes (or lack thereof) of the Transportation Security Administration. I’m not normally a fan of infographics, but this one actually shares some useful and interesting facts.
I particularly like that the odds of dying from an act of terrorism and dying from cancer due to a TSA backscatter scan are the same: approximately 1 in 30 million. It just goes to show that people pay more attention to a lot of deaths happening at once than a few deaths scattered here and there. Is security important? Of course. But I don’t think the current system is actually doing much to make us safer.