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GAO: TSA doesn't have scientific justification to detect terrorists through most behavioral tics

1 hour agoNews : USAToday: News

GAO says TSA doesn't have scientific justification for most behaviors considered signals to spot possible terrorists.        

DHS Confirms There Will Be More And Greater Intrusiveness During Border Searches

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

DHS boss John Kelly continues to push for ultimate government intrusiveness, whether at the borders where the CBP will handle the getting all up in your everything, or at airports, where the TSA will examine the hell out of travelers'...Show More Summary

Last Day to Enter! Airport Gym Pass Giveaway

Today is the last day to enter to win a day pass to Roam Fitness — the only real gym in the US that’s past TSA security. Day passes include lockers, lulumon workout clothes rental (or vacuum sealed bags post-workout if you use your own) and access to showers with great amenities, including Malin+Goetz products. […]

A plan to screen flyers' books and magazines is ditched

2 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Gulliver

UPDATE: The TSA says that it has decided against extending a scheme to screen all books and magazines.

After travel industry outcry, TSA will end Trump-era ban on laptops for flights to U.S. from Middle East

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration today said it was lifting a ban on carry-on electronics such as laptops for passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines flights headed to the U.S.. This is the last carrier under the restrictions to have been permitted to now ignore those new restrictions. Somehow this is apparently all making America Great Again and So Safe. (more…)

You can now carry on your laptop as United States Middle-Eastern Laptop Ban ends

The TSA has eased their laptop ban from flights originating in the Middle East, lifting restrictions on flights from Saudi Arabian Airlines, the last of the many affected Middle-Eastern airlines. The restrictions, which date from March...Show More Summary

Times Change Out From Under Us - Paul Craig Roberts Opens "The Floodgates Of 'His' Memory"

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, He had lugged the 50 lb. bag of Milorganite into the garden in order to discover, as on many prior occasions, that he had nothing with which to open it. He blamed this on the war on terror and the TSA....Show More Summary

Can I Bring A Screwdriver In My Carry-On Bag?

It’s always interesting to hear about the odd or dangerous items that people try to bring in their carry-on bags. I usually come across them  thanks to the TSA’s Instagram account. (Curious to find out about some of the items? Search...Show More Summary

Taking The 'S' Out Of 'TSA:' Minneapolis Screeners Fail To Detect Contraband 94% Of The Time

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A couple of years ago, the DHS's Inspector General set out to see if the TSA could actually do the one thing it was supposed to do: prevent weapons and explosives from being brought onboard. This was the result: According to officials...Show More Summary

Trump Administration Proposes Massive Cuts to TSA VIPR Teams

I think this is the first official act of the Trump administration that I can honestly say I can get behind, and enthusiastically. According to the Washington Post, Trump’s budget plan would dramatically cut funding for TSA’s roving Fourth Amendment violation squads, better known as “Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response” (VIPR) teams. Show More Summary

Which Airport TSA Failed 95% of Security Checks & More

Highlights and headlines from around the web: Timing is everything, I visited Depoe Bay not that long ago. Fortunately I missed the “snot snakes” that caused a multiple car pileup on Hwy 101. Thanks @OregonDOT pic.twitter.com/SmwHtWLeQ3 — Depoe Bay Fire Dist. (@DepoeBayFire) July 13, 2017 The TSA at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport last week missed 17 […]

Your Guide to Traveling With Sex Toys (Don't Worry, Yours Won't Be the First TSA's Seen)

Going through airport security can be nerve-racking even when you have absolutely nothing to hide. Add a dildo and your nerves are probably sky-rocketing. If your worst nightmare is TSA flagging your bag for a questionable buzzing item,...Show More Summary

Vehicles as weapons of terror: U.S. cities on alert as attacks hit the West

TSA: “No community, large or small, rural or urban, is immune to attacks of this kind.”

Three Airport Hacks and TSA Photo of Passenger’s ‘Service Duck’

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Three Airport Hacks and TSA Photo of Passenger’s ‘Service Duck’...

With record numbers at security checkpoints, TSA offers tips to avoid hassles

The Transportation Security Administration has some tips on how to go through screening with minimal hassle. And, yes, you can pack Tolstoy.

TSA Precheck eclipses 5 million members

TSA's expedited screening program called Precheck has more than 5 million members.        

Qatar Airways gets knocked off the US Electronics Ban too

Qatar Airways has just announced that they are compliant with the new regulations from the US TSA and hence the Electronics Ban on their flights to the USA is over. They join the league of Turkish, Etihad & Emirates beating the ban. The post Qatar Airways gets knocked off the US Electronics Ban too appeared first on Live from a Lounge.

The TSA May Ban Laptops! What Smart Device Should You Buy?

Flyers beware: the United States may ban laptops on flights. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced in March 2017 a proposal to ban laptops from aircraft cabins. This poses a potential challenge to both work and entertainment. Show More Summary

Did You Pack Those Books Yourself

“This test protocol was designed so X-ray operators could have a clearer view of carry-on baggage at checkpoints. Like many tests TSA performs at checkpoints around the country, we collected valuable data but, at this time, are no longer testing or instituting these procedures.” Inside Higher Ed reports that the U.S. Show More Summary

TSA Recovers 'Artfully Concealed' Handgun At Newark Airport

A man en route to Jamaica from Newark International Airport on July 3rd tried to sneak a handgun under the lining of his checked suitcase, according to TSA. Agents discovered the.22 caliber gun tied to the suitcase frame during a routine baggage check. [ more › ]

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