The Transportation Security Administration and Delta Airlines are testing a new program that runs background checks on people traveling via Delta planes. If the test is "successful", these checks would presumably become industry-wide. This, to put it mildly, would be bad. Really, really, words fail me, capital 'b' Bad.
Fortunately, the folks over at BOYCOTT DELTA are on the case. They've got a snappy slogan ("Less Leg Room, No Privacy -- Guaranteed") and a list of things that you can do to protest this database -- things from writing your Congresscritter to divesting yourself of Delta stock. Please go over there and do some of them, please.
Frequently flyers should take special note of this, as the new system involves doing a credit check, possibly once per flight. Repeated, frequent credit checks actually damage your credit. You do the math.
(Link via Interesting People list)