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Why I Hate The TSA

Tristan Higgins | Posted 04.28.2013 | Gay 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...

House GOP Moves To Cut Off New Funding For TSA Body Scanners

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans controlling the Transportation Security Administration's purse strings are moving to cut off new funding for thos...

Thanksgiving Travelers Move Quickly Through Airports Despite Warnings

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The big Opt-Out looked like a big bust Wednesday as most of the Thanksgiving travelers selected for full-body scans and pat-down searc...

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.

Government Officials Say Full-Body Scanners At Airports Are Safe

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO — They look a little like giant refrigerators and pack a radiation dose big enough to peer through clothing for bombs or weapons, yet to...

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...

Flying To Or From New York? Be Prepared To Be Seen

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

NEW YORK — Air travelers already give up their shoes and bottled water to pass through security checkpoints at New York City's three major airpo...

Airport Security Increases Meet Spring Break

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

ATLANTA — For those who haven't flown in a while, be prepared to be scanned, swabbed or thoroughly patted down. Maybe all three. Many spring br...

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...

Airport Body Scanners Spread To Nine More US Airports

AP | GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BOSTON — The Transportation Security Administration on Friday announced nine more U.S. airports that will receive body-scanning technology, as t...

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.

Dutch To Use Full Body Scanners For US Flights

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and DONNA ABU-NASR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Yemeni forces raided an al-Qaida hideout and set off a gunbattle Wednesday as the government vowed to eliminate the group that cl...

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.

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...