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Sorry, The TSA Still Wants to Scan You

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.23.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The TSA seems to have no intention of turning its back on X-ray scanning technology. It's simply switching to a manufacturer that makes better privacy software.

7 Things You'll Love About The TSA

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.23.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

I can think of seven things about airport security that I love -- and that I think you will, too. As one of the busiest travel weeks of the year begins today, let's review them.

The End Of The TSA's Body Scanners?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.26.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Opt-Out Week wasn't the end of the protest. It is the beginning.

Travelers, Beware: It's Time to Overhaul the Transportation Security Administration

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Something has to give. To start with, it's time to say no to these flagrant abuses of our taxpayer dollars and our rights.

Our Civil Liberties: What Exactly Is Obama's Track Record?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

So what does the future hold? Unless President Obama changes course -- and drastically so -- freedom as we have known it will become extinct.

WATCH: Are TSA Agents Punishing Us?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 12.08.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Some passengers understand that airport screening is a game and they seem ready to turn the tables.

WATCH: Are We Spending Too Much On The TSA?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.12.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

When the agency charged with protecting America's transportation systems unplugs the last scanner and wheels it out of the airport terminal, TSA will have to answer to the American taxpayers about its latest failure.

Are We Better Off Without The TSA?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.28.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Where would we be without the TSA?

Andrea Stone

'Security Theater': 8 Ways Washington Spends Money Without Making You Safer | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The good news first. Government homeland security agencies are moving toward a more rational, risk-based system of protection. Now th...

Security Theatrics: The Senator and the TSA

James Peron | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
James Peron

TSA wants their theatrics to send the message they are making people safer. But are they? They spend less time with real investigations, while inconveniencing millions and humiliating people.

Constitution Check: Is Full-Body Scanning at the Airport Constitutional?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

From the time the government began using full-body imaging four years ago, there have been strong protests that the technology invades personal privacy and is unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment.

Protecting Privacy at the Airport

Sen. Tom Udall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Sen. Tom Udall

2011-02-15-n.jpgThe body images produced at airport checkpoints are highly revealing and many passengers are justifiably uncomfortable being screened by the technology.

Mubarak Takes Flight

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

"Mr. President, it's time to leave for the airport." "Never happen. Not going to let him take a picture of my junk. As it is, that's all they're letting me take with me."

Michele Bachmann: 'Naked Pictures' Of Me Could Show Up On Internet After Full-Body Scan

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently announced her opposition to the federal Transportation Security Administration's full-body scanners due to wo...

2011 Privacy Ins and Outs

Christopher Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christopher Wolf

To kickoff the New Year, the Future of Privacy Forum has released their first annual list of privacy ins and outs for 2011.

Radiation Is Not The Only Health-Hazard Of Full-Body Scanners

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Because the radiation beam from the scanners concentrates on your skin, researchers believe the dose may be up to 20 times higher than is being estimated.

Airport Scanners: Should You Really Be Concerned?

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

As we enter the busy holiday travel season it appears that deep vein thrombosis or blood clots are not the only worry on air travelers minds. The new concern is exposure to radiation from the new airport scanners.

Shadow Elite: Should We Believe Chertoff On Cyber-War?

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Keenan

In the shadow elite age, when power brokers can have a dozen roles of influence, criss-crossing and sometimes overlapping, sorting through them to pick the most telling ones is both more difficult -- and more imperative -- than ever before.

Issues to Contemplate

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

The tax code was created to help the rich become richer and should be junked. If the public really knew how they are being abused, we might see a call for the guillotine.

Craving Attention at Harvard Law

Anthony Amore | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Anthony Amore

Two Harvard Law School students have filed a law suit in federal court complaining that the use of full-body imaging scanners and enhanced pat-down procedures is a violation of their Constitutional rights.

We Need to Talk About Body Scans, Not Scream About Them

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Byron Williams

The implied constitutional right to privacy in relation to body scans has not been balanced against another implied right that most Americans also hold dear: the right to feel reasonably safe when boarding an airplane.

The Fear Profiteers

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

Billions of dollars in profit now depend on insiders maintaining US society in a state of overhyped alert that demands increasingly costly technology. Maintaining these profits requires a population conditioned by a theater of fear.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Full-Body Scan.

Aemilia Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Aemilia Scott

In the media pile-on over the TSA's new scanning procedures, the loudest voice has been the one crying foul over personal exposure through imaging and...

Wikileaks: Full Body Scan of Government

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

It's one thing when leaked documents complicate the execution of war. It's quite another when they complicate the execution of diplomacy.

The TSA Protests: Hypocrisy in Action?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

I didn't fly anywhere for Thanksgiving. This was obviously a good thing, as incessant news reports have informed me that TSA agents are groping Americ...