TSA now checking birthdays, middle initials

I have been trolling the myriad available travel news sources we usually use for some detail on the Transportation Security Administration's new Secure Flight program. Starting this week, TSA took over from the airlines responsibility for making sure you are who your boarding pass says you are. Among new procedures when you buy a ticket, you are now required to give your birthday and gender, and make sure your name is the same as it is on your government-issued ID. I found the article I've been looking for, the New York Times' Practical Traveler column from Sunday. Find it here.