The Washington Post Sunday
Air Marshal Service limiting surveillance
The Federal Air Marshal Service says it’s curtailing a domestic surveillance program that’s been accused of spying on thousands of unwitting passengers who are not suspected of a crime.
The agency’s new director, David Kohl, told the Boston Globe that air marshals are “no longer capturing” any “routine passenger behaviors on a plane that would be seen as normal behavior.”
The changes follow reports by the newspaper that found thousands of ordinary citizens had been swept up in the “Quiet Skies” program and watched by armed undercover agents in airports and on flights.