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Facebook Is Good Enough ID at Some TSA Airport Security Gates

Excerpt from Conde Nast Traveler

Jan 02, 2014 4:30 pm

Skift Take

This case suggests that at least some social media sites are included in the TSA’s definition of a “publicly available database,” but we’d bet that travelers who look like Klein are more likely to be extended this courtesy than those who don’t.

— Samantha Shankman

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Recent traveler Zach Klein thought he was in trouble when he reached airport security and realized he’d left his government-issued ID at home. But that was until the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) told him he could use his Facebook profile as proof of his identity instead. The Vimeo co-founder and CEO of was so shocked, he Tweeted about it:

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