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security theater

security theater n. highly visible but ineffective anti-terrorism or other protection and precaution measures. Editorial Note: A security theater is also a geopolitical area of military operations (a theater of operations) or a local area, such as in a company or home, under protection and surveillance. This term was popularized by, if not coined by, Bruce Schneier. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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