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Blogger shows the world how to sneak anything past TSA’s nude body scanners [video]
TSA's full-body scanners easily defeated by hidden pockets, says critic

Former DHS Head On Google Glass: Intrusive Surveillance Is Bad -- If It's A Corporation Doing It

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With Google's eyewear seemingly headed to the general public in the not-too-distant future, many people have expressed concern about being recorded against their wishes. As Mike pointed out, there a bit of a backlash/moral panic on display right now, which has resulted in a petition requesting the White House...
Former DHS Head On Google Glass: Intrusive Surveillance Is Bad -- If It's A Corporation Doing It

Rapiscan accused of faking privacy tests for airport scanners

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An influential member of Congress has suggested that Rapiscan, the company behind some of the full-body scanners used at American airports, faked tests of its machines' ability to protect passenger privacy. In a letter quoted by Bloomberg, Rep Mike Rogers (R-AL) charged that Rapiscan "may have attempted to defraud the...
Rapiscan accused of faking privacy tests for airport scanners

How The TSA's Security Theater Harms Us All

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Security expert Bruce Schneier has been debating the former TSA boss, Kip Hawley, over at The Economist, concerning aviation security. The argument has gone on pretty much as expected, but Schneier's closing argument, in which he details the very real cost of the TSA's security theater, is fantastic. First, he...
How The TSA's Security Theater Harms Us All

TSA successfully fails to address major airport security issues exposed in viral YouTube video

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Three days ago, engineer and blogger Jonathan Corbett posted a video on YouTube detailing how he was able to get a small metal case past the Transportation and Security Administration’s (TSA) controversial nude body scanners, not once, but twice. Since then, the TSA has responded to the video with a blog post of...
TSA successfully fails to address major airport security issues exposed in viral YouTube video

livejamie on Saying that body scanners violate Islamic law, Muslim-American groups are supporting a “fatwa” – a religious ruling – that forbids Muslims from going through the scanners at airports.

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livejamie on Saying that body scanners violate Islamic law, Muslim-American groups are supporting a “fatwa” – a religious ruling – that forbids Muslims from going through the scanners at airports.

$1B of TSA Nude Body Scanners Made Worthless By Blog — How Anyone Can Get Anything Past The Scanners

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This video is here to demonstrate that the TSA’s insistence that the nude body scanner program is effective and necessary is nothing but a fraud, just like their claims that the program is safe (radiation what?) and non-invasive (nude pictures who?). The scanners are now effectively worthless, as anyone...
$1B of TSA Nude Body Scanners Made Worthless By Blog — How Anyone Can Get Anything Past The Scanners

TSA removes X-ray body scanners from major airports

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TSA The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly removing its X-ray body scanners from major airports over the last few weeks and replacing them with machines that radiation experts believe are safer. The TSA says it made the decision not because of safety concerns but to speed up checkpoints...
TSA removes X-ray body scanners from major airports
Now is your chance to tell the TSA what you think of 'nude' full-body scanners

Thank you, body scanners: Why airport pat downs suck for humanity

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TSA photo The technologies that bring us together are making me more resentful of the ones that tear us apart. Red light cameras. Metal detectors. Running counter to the technologies of unity are the technologies of distrust. Are they necessary? Sure. And usually removed enough to be bearable. It’s when...
Thank you, body scanners: Why airport pat downs suck for humanity

BBC News - Airport body scanners 'may be unlawful' says EHRC

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BBC News - Airport body scanners 'may be unlawful' says EHRC

Op-ed: TSA should follow the law

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As director of information policy studies at the Cato Institute, Jim Harper works to adapt law and policy to the unique problems of the information age, in areas such as privacy, telecommunications, intellectual property, and security. Jim Harper of the Cato Institute A year ago this coming Sunday, the US...
Op-ed: TSA should follow the law

Booting Up: Watson Gets a Job

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Watson. (facebook.com/ibmwatson) Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is quietly meeting with cable companies to talk about adding Netflix as an on-demand option, which would help cable operators compete against HBO. [Reuters] Internally, Google thinks Google+ is the best thing since sliced bread. [Bits] Feds say the U.S. government has the right to...
Booting Up: Watson Gets a Job

Court orders TSA to justify year-long defiance of the law

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For over a year, the Transportation Security Administration has ignored a court order requiring it to engage in a formal rule-making process regarding body-scanning machines at airports. On Wednesday, the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit granted a request by the Electronic Privacy Information Center to compel the TSA...
Court orders TSA to justify year-long defiance of the law
Court slams TSA, demands hearings to discuss nude body scanners
TSA pulls the plug on 'naked' x-ray scanners after maker fails to guarantee privacy

TSA, bored of seeing you naked, removing airport body scanners

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The Transport Security Administration says its techies have failed to create software that would allow passengers to appears less naked when going through scanners, so it is removing the devices. [Read more]...
TSA, bored of seeing you naked, removing airport body scanners

Scientists use bilayer graphene to develop extra-sensitive photodetector

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By now it goes without saying that graphene is something of a darling in the research community, with scientists using the material to develop transistors, batteries and circuits, among other devices. In 2011, MIT researchers discovered graphene's effectiveness as a photodetector, and a team at the University of Maryland...
Scientists use bilayer graphene to develop extra-sensitive photodetector
Airport body scanning technology uncovers ancient Roman fresco
TSA to remove 'nude' body scanners from American airports

Is There a Fatal Flaw in the TSA Nude-Body Scanners?

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A lone blogger seems to have discovered a fatal flaw in the TSA's whole-body imaging scanners (the ones that take pictures of you naked while you stand in a machine posing like a victim of an armed robbery). Watch this video and see for yourself. I'm waiting for a TSA...
Is There a Fatal Flaw in the TSA Nude-Body Scanners?
Unencrypted boarding pass barcodes could lead to tampering

What Happens If I Refuse The Full-Body Scan At The Airport?

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Even as some question their effectiveness, the TSA continues to install controversial full-body scanners at airports. And while travelers have a legal right to opt for a pat-down instead of the scan, some say that option may not be any better. "The pat-down was completely thorough, as though I...
What Happens If I Refuse The Full-Body Scan At The Airport?

Maine Senator Wants Independent Study of TSA's Body Scanners

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OverTheGeicoE writes "U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the top Republican on the homeland security committee, plans to introduce a bill that would require a new health study of the X-ray body scanners used to screen airline passengers nationwide. If the bill becomes law, TSA would be required to choose an 'independent...
Maine Senator Wants Independent Study of TSA's Body Scanners

Are TSA's body scanners easy to fool?

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A blogger claims that the TSA's body scanners can be duped by strapping metal objects to your side, rather than to your front or back. [Read more]...
Are TSA's body scanners easy to fool?
TSA switching to faster, less-invasive X-ray body scanners in larger airports

Senator Tweets About 'Very Uncomfortable' TSA Pat Down: 'OMG'

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A few years ago, we wrote about how many elected officials in Congress get to skip through airport security when they fly -- which might explain why they're not so concerned with the intrusive nature (and lack of effectiveness) of today's security theater at airports. It turns out that this...
Senator Tweets About 'Very Uncomfortable' TSA Pat Down: 'OMG'
TSA convinces court to push 'nude' scanner hearings to March
Court orders non-compliant TSA to hold public hearings on full-body scanners
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