George Bush fingered as terrorist by US feds... maybe

Thursday, 15 March 2007, 12:03 AM EST

A Texas-based software company is offering a free tool allowing web users to check the likelihood of a particular name being flagged up by US government's Transportation Safety Administration (TSA), the body which operates the infamous "No Fly" list.

Lists of terrorist names have circulated widely in recent months, and it has also been reported by the Washington Post among others that various US agencies use the Soundex algorithm to assess names. Soundex-based software can be used to search a list of names for example, an airline passenger list and throw up possible matches.

At The Register.

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