Leosghost - 1:58 pm on Oct 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
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The security information on the barcodes is only meant to be decoded by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers, so it was not thought to be a problem that PreCheck selected which users would get a less rigorous safety check in advance.
The fact that passengers can use their handsets to find out if they have been picked poses a problem, says Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist at the American Civil Liberties Union.
"The disclosure of this information means that bad guys are not going to be kept on their toes anymore," he said.