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23 hrs ago | Skift

Airports Cope With Passengers Who Forget About Guns in Bags

How do airport police determine if travelers truly forgot they had a gun in their bags? The response cries out for a national policy.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

Yesterday | Daily Kos

Flying The Not-So-Friendly Skies: The People v. The TSA

Above: a TSA Wave Scanner, where "hands up, don't shoot" takes on a deadly new meaning.


Yesterday | Sys-Con Media

Allegiant Encourages Passengers to Save Time and Money With Paperless Boarding

Allegiant announced today a new initiative to encourage paperless boarding throughout its network, saving passengers time and money.


Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, Allegiant Air, Allegiant Travel Company, Scanners, US News

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Forgetful gun packers get a break

Security checkpoints at Port Columbus have found eight guns in carry-on baggage since February.


Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

Thu Aug 28, 2014


Airport Security Tips for Flying Alone with a Baby

I travel a lot with my daughter, and sometimes it's necessary for us to travel without the assistance of my husband.


Related Topix: US News


SBG Technology Solutions awarded contract to support TSA higher education program

SBG Technology Solutions, a leading information technology, program management and training services provider, was recently awarded a contract with the Transportation Security Administration to support its Higher Education Opportunity Program.


Related Topix: US News, Prison

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Men's Journal

How to Get to Your Plane Faster

By now, you may have witnessed the beauty of being in a TSA PreCheck lane at airport security.


Related Topix: US News, Travel

The Indianapolis Star

TSA's PreCheck flier program hits 500,000 enrollment mark

TSA's PreCheck flier program hits 500,000 enrollment mark TSA's expedited PreCheck flier program, which was launched in Indianapolis in December, hits 500,000 enrollment milestone.


Related Topix: US News, Indianapolis, IN

The Orlando Sentinel

Daytona Beach police chief stopped with gun in bag at OIA

Daytona Beach police Chief Mike Chitwood was stopped by security at Orlando International Airport on Thursday after a gun was found in his carry-on luggage, the officials confirmed today.


Related Topix: US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Guns, bombs and weapons can all be snuck past TSA agents, even while...

Teflon tape, molded plastic explosives and hidden handguns were all used in concealment techniques and tricks that enabled a group of researchers to hide banned and dangerous weapons and substances from Rapiscan Secure 1000 machines previously used at Transportation Security Administration airport checkpoints, and which are currently used at ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, Scanners, UC San Diego, Johns Hopkins University

San Diego NewsCape

DHS Achieves Trusted Traveler Program Milestones

The Department of Homeland Security recently achieved two major milestones for its trusted traveler programs.


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Hands on IN1 Multi-Tool Smartphone Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5

I almost always have either a pocket knife or a tool kit on me, and now this multi-tool case from IN1 will make sure I'm never left high and dry for some tweezers or a pen! This might just be the perfect case for former Boy Scouts.


Related Topix: iPhone, US News

Mon Aug 25, 2014


Cocaine-filled tamales and other weird stuff the TSA found at Houston airports

Collector knives in the shape of a gun and a bullet recovered by TSA in summer 2014 at a Yuma, Arizona airport.


Related Topix: US News, Drugs, Life, Holidays, Thanksgiving, us Travel, Travel

TSA body scanners are worth zip, Sahara reborn in Vegas, drunk boards plane via baggage carousel

Critics of the TSA's full body scanners say they are worthless. A new study may say that they are right.


Related Topix: US News, Privacy

Sun Aug 24, 2014

ABC News

PHOTO: A traveler walks past a newly-opened TSA Pre-check application center at LaGuardia Airport

Remember those see-through airport scanners? The media were couldn't get enough of those "naked" machines but that's died down since early 2013 when the TSA began phasing them out.


Related Topix: US News, Travel

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Fliers question BWI, Southwest response to long summer lines

Erin Sharp arrived at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport a little less than two hours before her 9:40 a.m. flight to San Diego on Sunday, timed so that her 11-month-old son would zonk out on the plane and they would arrive home with the afternoon to spare.


Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, Southwest Airlines, US News

PC Magazine

Vindication for TSA Body-Scanning Crusader?

Jonathon Corbett was excoriated by the TSA for criticizing body scanners, but a new study may show that he was right.


Related Topix: US News, Scanners, Blog News, California, us Travel, Travel

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Study: TSA scanners easily tricked to miss weaponsStudy: TSA scanners ...

Researchers found the scanners could be duped simply by placing a weapon off to the side of the body or encasing it under a plastic shield.


Related Topix: US News, UC San Diego, Michigan, Johns Hopkins University, Science, Computer Science, Travel

The Same Scanners That Let the TSA See Under Your Clothes Missed These Deadly Weapons

New independent analysis from a computer security team reveals the billion-dollar body scanner investment by the Transportation Security Administration failed to catch numerous weapons.


Related Topix: US News, Scanners, US Politics

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Freedom to Tinker

Researchers Show Flaws in Airport Scanner

Today at the Usenix Security Symposium a group of researchers from UC San Diego and the University of Michigan will present a paper demonstrating flaws in a full-body scaning machine that was used at many U.S. airports.


Related Topix: Metal, Scanner, UC San Diego, US News