sleekjet
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Northwest Gave Passenger Info To Nasa?

Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:40 am

II Cor. 4:17-18
 
longhaulheavy
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RE: Northwest Gave Passenger Info To Nasa?

Sun Jan 18, 2004 1:23 pm

Apparently so. But in defense of Northwest, the data was given for the 3 months post-September 11. NWA would have been slaughtered in the press and perhaps by the public if they had rebuffed the government's request during that time. The entire system of air travel was being deeply questioned, and every possible option for reducing future terror attacks was being considered.

Frankly, now that I know, I don't really care. But it is an interesting article.
 
jwenting
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RE: Northwest Gave Passenger Info To Nasa?

Sun Jan 18, 2004 6:46 pm

Why would NASA want passenger information from NWA?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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elwood64151
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RE: Northwest Gave Passenger Info To Nasa?

Mon Jan 19, 2004 1:26 am

It was given to the Ames Research Center. Many of their researchers are paid a lot of money to find mathematical patterns in the voids of chaos. They were probably asked to do the same with NW's reservations data.

Also remember that privacy policies for most companies usually say that the company in question will do nothing to respect your privacy and will share whatever data it deems relevant with whomever it so chooses.
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
 
afay1
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RE: Northwest Gave Passenger Info To Nasa?

Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:45 pm

still, it would have been morally correct if they mentioned it, which says something about the airline's management, even if legally they didn't have to.
 
m404
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RE: Northwest Gave Passenger Info To Nasa?

Tue Jan 20, 2004 5:14 am

Afay1

So using your rule and aside from the terrorists, NWA, NASA, TSA, Feds, FBI, and anyone who in the close aftermath of watching almost 3000 innocents die tries to format a protection for their country is -"Morally incorrect"?
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afay1
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RE: Northwest Gave Passenger Info To Nasa?

Tue Jan 20, 2004 2:28 pm

No, you didn't read what I said. I said that the failure to inform about the release of data is morally incorrect, not the use in itself. Just because it is an airline and not your grocery store using your membership card to sell data to your insurance company doesn't make it better.
 
usnseallt82
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RE: Northwest Gave Passenger Info To Nasa?

Tue Jan 20, 2004 2:33 pm

Personally, I don't give a hoot. But, like another member has said already, it was an interesting article. Honestly, I would rather my information be turned over in a heartbeat if it meant TSA couldn't stick another explosives probe up my ass.  Big thumbs up

Cheers!
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nwa747-400
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RE: Northwest Gave Passenger Info To Nasa?

Wed Jan 21, 2004 8:07 pm

I remember flying NWA post 9/11 and there were little tent-cards on the ticket counters in some cities that said something to the effect of "passenger information may be provided to the government for security reasons" Again, that was not the exact wording but it was something to that effect.

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