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Why I Hate The TSA

Tristan Higgins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tristan Higgins

I am filing a complaint with the TSA. They need to know what this feels like. They need to make some changes. There should be another way to do this, another way to handle those of us who don't conform to gender stereotypes, so that we don't feel less than human.

TSA Yanks Controversial Technology

Posted 01.18.2013 | Travel

Call it the unvasion of the body scanners. The Transportation Security Administration is set to pull more than 100 of its controversial body-scanni...

...And What's The Deal With Airport Security?

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 10.07.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

At the airport, you have to make a spot decision. Do you want to glide through the scanners like everyone else, or do you want to make a scene? I was traveling with my mother. There was no doubt which choice would be hers.

PHOTOS: Are You An 'Enhanced', 'Normal' Or 'Known Traveler'?

Posted 12.07.2011 | Travel

A mock-up "checkpoint of the future" could spare air travelers the hassle of TSA liquid checks, shoe removal and pat-downs, while speeding up security...

Body Scanners Sensitive To Sweaty Armpits?

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.02.2011 | Travel

There's been quite the controversy over full-body scanners at American airports, and now Australians are getting a taste of the drama. At Sydney Airpo...

The Erosion of Privacy in 21st Century America

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Kane

Your average American has been subject to the same kind of scrutiny and invasion of privacy that the upper echelons of government are now experiencing from WikiLeaks.

Pat-down Protesters Tangled With the TSA Online

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
G.W. Schulz

The TSA's website hosts a fellow nicknamed "Blogger Bob" who's responsible for debunking perceived myths about airport security. Sometimes Bob is right. Other times the TSA doesn't help itself by appearing to muddy the truth further.

Cranks Resist Security at Airports -- and in the Senate

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

To many hard line Republicans, like the cranky travelers who balk and rage at scans and searches, security may no longer be the priority it once was. Not when there's a presidency to destroy.

Marcus Baram

Fear Pays: Chertoff, Ex-Security Officials Slammed For Cashing In On Government Experience

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After last month's plot to send bombs from Yemen to the United States aboard a cargo plane, former U.S. Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff's whi...

The Price Of Privacy

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The companies with multimillion-dollar contracts to supply American airports with body-scanning machines more than doubled their spending on lobbying ...

Peel and Feel: Bad Policy Never Stops Getting Worse

Ben Tripp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Ben Tripp

The new TSA X-ray images aren't like ordinary medical X-rays. They expose every fold, crevice, and anatomical detail. It is easy to discern if the subject has had a mastectomy, for example, or is circumcised.

PICTURES: 100 Body Scan Images LEAKED

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Earlier this year, the U.S. Marshals Service admitted that--despite promises from federal agencies that such images could and would not be stored--som...

O'Hare Body Scanners: Security System Debuts In Chicago, Amid Some Privacy Concerns

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Transportation Security Administration gave travelers a sneak peek of the controversial full-body scanner technology Monday at O'Hare Airport. Fo...

Muslim Woman Barred From Flight After Refusing Full Body Scan

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON (AFP) - Two Muslim women were stopped from boarding a flight from Britain to Pakistan for refusing to go through new body scanners, citing reli...

Jews, Muslims Worry Body Scanners Violate Religious Laws

pewforum.org | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Full-body scanners are the latest clash between religious sensitivity and national security. Some religious groups say the scanners are forcing an unc...

Dueling Docs: Are Airport Body Scanners Safe?

Janice Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Horowitz

"Just flying in a plane exposes people to many times more radiation from than an X-ray scanner does," according to Johns Hopkins professor Dr. Mahadevappa Mahesh.

Full-Body Scans v. Nude Screenings: A Back-of-the-Envelope Calculation

David Colarusso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Colarusso

I'm currently trapped in an airport terminal waiting for my delayed flight, and in the wake of the Christmas day terrorist attempt, I can't help but ponder the question of full-body scans.

Reading the Pictures: Stripped Naked By Al-Qaeda (and I Haven't Even Been to the Airport)

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-01-04-Picture7.jpgAbdulmutallab didn't even need to detonate his explosive to to literally scare the pants off the non-Muslim world with all these photos of near-naked airline passengers.

Nudists Endorse Controversial Full Body Scanners (PHOTO)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

While privacy advocates have denounced the full body scanners for generating images so graphic they are tantamount to "virtual strip-searching," the A...

Privacy Isn't the Price for Security

Mike German | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike German

Profiling and electronically strip searching the innocent doesn't help find terrorists, it only wastes security resources.