Boston’s Logan Airport offers wireless internet for $7.95. Continental offers wireless internet free in its Presidents Club.
The airport is trying to force Continental to stop competing with its pay service, claiming offering internet for free to club members is “an unacceptable potential risk” to airport security. (Somehow when passenger pay $7.95 it’s no longer a risk.)
Security as a catch-all for prohibiting behavior is a clear risk to liberty. Fortuntaely Continental is fighting it.
(Hat tip to David Rowell.)