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Security fail?

"Your privacy is an illusion" - Allegedly, anyway, given a recent story that a laptop with 33,000 Clear system users' passport and biometric data (reportedly unencrypted and "in the clear", if you will), went missing - presumed stolen and perhaps found again according to recent reports - at SFO airport.


Update: The laptop has been found in the locked office it was originally in, but not in the exact same location. Some, but not all data was stored on the laptop, and is reported to be protected by not one, but two passwords.. ;)


Update, June 22nd, 2009: The service is going away. Well, that was relatively short-lived.


Clear Lanes Are No Longer Available.


At 11:00 p.m. PST on June 22, 2009, Clear will cease operations. Clear’s parent company, Verified Identity Pass, Inc. has been unable to negotiate an agreement with its senior creditor to continue operations.

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Uploaded on August 6, 2008