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Showdown with TSA set for 'Opt Out and Film Week' November 19-26 Special

The National Opt Out and Film Week, a new campaign designed to expose the abusive policies of the TSA, is set to launch during Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel times of the year -- and the TSA might not be able to stop it.
Digital Journal Report by Elliott Freeman - 7 comments

Female passengers say TSA agents target them for body scans

Dallas - Female passengers are alleging that TSA agents are targeting them for extra screening in their scanner machines. TSA has a policy of randomly selecting people for extra screening, but some women say the selection process appears less than random.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 7 comments

TSA to upgrade body scanners to eliminate nude images

Washington - Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole announced today that the TSA will begin installing new software on the Advanced Imaging Technology scanners "designed to enhance privacy by eliminating passenger-specific images."
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 2 comments

X-ray proof underwear, new defense in war with TSA scanners

Washington - Passengers traveling by air, on the busiest travel day in the United States, who are worried about the Transportation Security Administration security scanners filming their privates now have a way out: anti-radiation underwear.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 34 comments

Op-Ed: TSA search abuse: When terrorism and Security Theater collide

The TSA's invasive security policies for air travelers -- going through potentially unhealthy, humiliating body scanners or sexual abuse to coerce and intimidate you to go through the scanners -- are terrorism as defined by the PATRIOT Act
In the Media by Bill Lindner - 39 comments

U.K. equality commission questions legality of body scanners

The U.K.'s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has written to the government suggesting that the full body scannners already in use at two major British airports may be both discriminatory and a breach of privacy laws.
In the Media by Chris Dade - 1 comment

Scholars consider body scanners violation of Islamic teachings

A group of scholars that advise Muslims in North America on the application of Islamic law has declared the full body scanners being introduced at airports to be a violation of their religion's teachings.
In the Media by Chris Dade - 5 comments

Full-Body Scanners Perhaps Seriously Flawed

In addition to privacy concerns and potential health hazards, new information emerges that full-body scanners can't even detect liquid explosives such as were carried aboard during Christmas 2009
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen

Airport Security Calling for Body Scanners

In the wake of the recent terrorist incident on flight 253 originating in Amsterdam, the call for X-Ray, microwave and terahertz body scanners resume
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 1 comment
 

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