Find Out if You're on the "No Fly List"
I'm not. Are you?
Soundex works, generally, by removing vowels from names and then assigning numerical values to the remaining consonants.
This has been the basis for the Computer Assisted Passenger Pre-Screening System (CAPPS) and it is horrendously inadequate and matches far too many names. To see just how poorly Soundex performs, visit nofly.s3.com and type in your name to assess your chances of being on the No Fly or Watch List. This is the only known publicly available site for checking your name against potential terrorist identities and databases. It was developed by S3 Matching Technologies of Austin, Texas. The company's database technicians merged the best known data on terrorists with the Soundex system to create the site.
Posted on March 14, 2007 at 7:51 AM • 60 Comments