The Transportation Safety Administration wants flyers who've registered for its "Clear" program, the one that lets them cut ahead of security lines in airports, to know that:
Current Clear® customers will not be affected by this action and will not experience any disruption when using Registered Traveler.
By "this action" the TSA means the suspension of TSA contractor Verified Identity Pass, Inc. from further government work. For losing an unencrypted laptop with the names and personal information, such as social security and driver's license numbers, of 33,000 people.
By "disruption" I guess TSA means something other than identity theft.
No worries. If you're one of those who paid to be first in line at the airport, you can certainly afford a few years of credit monitoring service. And if your name gets stolen by a terrorist or smuggler because you trusted your government, well this is what you get for trying to cut in line, so you have no cause for complaint.
Via Bruce Schneier.