I was a guest on Alyona Minkovski’s program on Huffington Post Live last night, along with Declan McCullagh of CNET and a frequent flyer named Marc Marrero. Continue reading “TSA News Blog on HuffPost Live”
As we reported here on September 3, 2012, the TSA last year started quietly removing the radiation-emitting backscatter (x-ray) scanners from airports and replacing them with millimeter wave scanners. Continue reading “TSA finally junks Rapiscan scanners”
On her last four trips through U.S. airport security, Anita Nagelis says she’s been pulled aside and subjected to a more thorough search by TSA agents, including an aggressive pat-down.
Continue reading “Flying while female? 5 things to remember at the airport”
The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has a new blog post up about various aspects of the TSA, including Pre-Check, about which we’ve written so many times, racial/ethnic/whim-based profiling (likewise), and data mining in general.
For those who follow the TSA or this blog, none of this information is new. But for those who are still skeptical, perhaps they’ll be more likely to believe the ACLU (or not — I don’t profess to understand what people believe and why anymore). It’s also helpful to have a lot of this information in one place.
(Photo: Walt Stoneburner/Flickr Creative Commons)
Friend of the blog NJR, about whom I wrote on December 18, 2012, is on a roll. Continue reading “Taking Sense Away (TSA) keeps on trucking”
Mike Adams of Natural News has posted a video of an ingenious method to prevent the TSA from stealing your valuables. Continue reading “How to stop the TSA from stealing your stuff”
If you don’t want to walk through a poorly tested full-body scanner or have a TSA agent belittle your anatomy before your next flight, then you still have the right to opt out and submit to an “enhanced” pat-down.
Continue reading “3 troubling ways the TSA punishes passengers who opt out”
To start the first week of the New Year, we learned of yet another TSA screener theft. This time a Charlotte TSA worker, Reggie Edwards, 52, was charged with larceny under $50 after allegedly stealing $36 from a passenger’s suitcase on New Year’s Day. Continue reading “TSA: No amount is too small to steal”
The New York Times has a travel blog called “In Transit.” Continue reading “The New York Times’ little censorship problem”
Nadine Kay Hays is back in court. Continue reading ““Applesauce woman” Nadine Hays still fighting the TSA”