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TSA paid IBM $336,413 for an app that only pointed right or left

April 4, 2016 - Uncategorized



The United States government paid thousands of dollars to IBM to create software so simple, it could have been created by nearly any beginning-level app developer.

Documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by developer Kevin Burke show the Transportation Security Administration paid IBM $336,413.59 to develop randomization software for the TSA. 

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The app, which you can see in action the video below, is essentially a random number generator — assigning passengers to right or left lanes at airport security. 

If the app looks simple, that’s because it is. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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