State-sponsored hacking, DPI wiretapping, censorship by private companies on "copyright" grounds, ignorance of human rights...
When going to the US I always go via Canada; I find the highway border homeland security (or whatever) far less of demeaning than flying anywhere in the US where I get handled like i'm nothing or worse, a suspected criminal.
So, is it really that bad or is it just the news? Stories like this would be frontpage news here and the person doing it would be fired automatically.
There seems to have a been a release from TSA citing 'inconsistencies' in Gross' story. They claimed having launched an investigation the results of which don't appear to have been reported anywhere, including on their own website.
Someone purporting to be a flight attendant commented on one of these news sites that there is no way the TSA couldn't find camera footage of such a highly secured area in an airport like MCO. I'd be curious to know if that's accurate.
From some more thorough reports, the TSA seem to have reached Gross to apologize (despite attempting to discredit his claims).
What a fucking mess.