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SHOT: Chris Christie defends TSA, says getting blown up is ‘inconvenient.’ CHASER: “The Departmen…

SHOT: Chris Christie defends TSA, says getting blown up is ‘inconvenient.’ CHASER: “The Department of Homeland Security said Monday that the acting administrator for the Transportation Security Administration would be reassigned, following...Show More Summary

Kennedy Airport Allows Another International Flight To Skip Customs

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Stories of this kind leave me baffled. With all of the money and harsh measures imposed on the public by the Transportation Security Administration, the TSA itself seems barely accountable for continual stories of bungling and gross negligence. Recently, it was revealed that an international flight was allowed to simply go directly from the aircraft […]

Why Mass Shootings and Gun Accidents Happen Rarely (If at All) at Airports

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Guns are prohibited in carry-on baggage. The person who tried to get this gun through an airport security checkpoint got stopped, and got in trouble. Courtesy of the Transportation Security Administration Gun-free zones are a favorite target for gun fanatics. Show More Summary

Guns, Knives, Other Items People Tried to Fly With in 2015

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Some travelers like to pack more than a toothbrush and a change of clothes in their carry-on and checked bags, and they kept the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) very busy in 2015. The agency said Thursday it interceptedShow More Summary

TSA found a record 2,653 guns in carry-on luggage last year

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) intercepted a record 2,653 guns in carry-on luggage during 2015. The agency says more than 82% of those weapons were loaded at the time of discovery. The guns were found at security checkpoints in 236 airports around the country. Show More Summary

TSA finds 20% more guns in carry-on bags in 2015, and most are loaded

Airport security screeners in the U.S. found a record high number of firearms in carry-on bags last year, and most of them were loaded, officials said. The Transportation Security Administration said that it found 2,653 firearms, 20% more than in 2014, and that 83% of them contained ammunition. ...

DEA Under Fire For Hiring TSA Agent To Help Take Cash From Luggage

In an obvious overreach of authority and power, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is being condemned by a Department of Justice watchdog following a report that the DEA had hired a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security screener to purposefully search luggage for cash that the DEA could confiscate. Show More Summary

DEA Hired A TSA Informant To Help Take Cash From People's Luggage

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

A Department of Justice watchdog officially condemned the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration this month, following a report that the agency had recruited a Transportation Security Administration security screener to search bags for...Show More Summary

Father Claims 10-Year-Old Daughter Experienced “Uncomfortable” Two-Minute TSA Pat-Down

While it’s normal for travelers to undergo additional screening procedures from the Transportation Security Administration when there could be something amiss, the father of a 10-year-old girl says she was made uncomfortable by a two-minute pat-down after she left a juice pouch in her carry-on. The San Diego man says his daughter was thoroughly patted down by a female TSA …

TSA Challenges Airport Body Scan Lawsuit

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today filed an opposition to an emergency lawsuit lodged against it last week over TSA's new policy requiring body scans at airport security check points. TSA appears to be digging in its heels for another round in the years-long battle over its body scan policies.

TSA changes policy on full-body screening of passengers

Under a new policy for screening airline passengers, Transportation Security Administration officers at the airport can now require that you go through a full-body scanner even if you ask for a pat-down search instead. The change in policy that began this month means that airline passengers can...

TSA Updates Screening Procedure, Will Mandate Some Passengers Use Full-Body Scanners

Going through airport security is about to get a bit different for some passengers: the Transportation Security Administration can now require some travelers to go through body scanners even if the person asks to get a full-body pat-down instead. The TSA announced the mandated screening change [PDF] Wednesday morning, noting that the new system would be “warranted by …

Southwest Airlines Offering Free Gift-Wrapping Today To Passengers At 7 Airports

When traveling by airplane for the holidays and lugging gifts through security, there’s always the chance that the Transportation Security Administration checker will feel the need to unwrap your beautiful present. To make sure that’s not an issue for you, or if you simply ran out of time to perfect your presentation, Southwest Airlines and the Container Store are teaming …

The TSA's Full-Body Scanners Are Now Compulsory 'For Some Passengers'

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Until now, you had the ability to opt-out of a trip through the Transportation Security Administration’s full-body scanners and instead undergo of a thorough physical screening. But a new document issued by Homeland Security allows the TSA to make the scans mandatory ‘for some passengers.’ Read more...

TSA Executive has No Answers on How to Keep Terrorists Out of Airports

Oh, that’s comforting that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), whose mission is to provide security screening at U.S. airports, doesn’t really know how to provide adequate security: Lawmakers of the House’s Transportation...Show More Summary

Morrissey Is Fed Up With the TSA, Says It’s Worse Than ISIS

In a follow-up blog post, Morrissey explained Tuesday that his official complaint to the Transportation Security Administration, regarding an alleged sexual assault incident from earlier this year, has essentially been ignored. The update is not very full of details, but it is very full of color — some instances of... More »

Morrissey Says TSA “Stands For Thorough Sexual Assault,” Is Worse Than ISIS

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Morrissey is continuing to protest his treatment at the hands of Transportation Security Administration officials at San Francisco International Airport. You may recall Moz’s allegation that airport security officers groped his private parts during an unwarranted pat-down last July. Show More Summary

TSA's PreCheck revamped to restrict program to paying customers only

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Question: As a 100,000-mile flier each year for more than 15 years, I've had the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck — expedited screening — for several years through the Global Entry Program. These programs are wonderful. However, I've noticed for two years or so that the TSA PreCheck...

Honeycomb Lockers Might Be Better Solution for TSA Security Conveyor Belts

2 months agoLifestyle / Travel : PSFK: Travel

The Transportation Security Administration is testing new security checkpoints: Qylatron is a five-cell set of lockers that should make the screening process more efficient

The TSA Is Testing A Better, Faster Way To Scan Bags

Faster lines, less racial profiling. Sign us up. The Transportation Security Administration's conveyor system looks so efficient on paper—like some assembly line designed by Henry Ford—until you elbowing for the last of the plastic trays behind someone who left a water bottle in their bag and holds up the whole line. Read Full Story

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