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This page covers news about the TSA and airport security.

 

  • 02 Aug 2011 4:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New airport body scanner doesn't like perspiration

    "The second person to use the new machine, part of a $6 million trial, triggered the alarm three times. Security staff blamed the passenger's armpits for upsetting the machine."

     

  • 30 Jul 2011 5:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    German police call airport body scanners useless

    "The weekly Welt am Sonntag, quoting a police report, said 35 percent of the 730,000 passengers checked by the scanners set off the alarm more than once despite being innocent.

    The report said the machines were confused by several layers of clothing, boots, zip fasteners and even pleats, while in 10 percent of cases the passenger's posture set them off."

  • 07 Jun 2011 5:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    European Parliament: "scanners using ionising radiation should be prohibited in the EU".

    Body scanners should be allowed at EU airports only if the health, dignity and privacy of passengers are protected, says the European Parliament in a resolution passed by a show of hands on Wednesday.

  • 07 Jun 2011 5:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Full-body scanners won't make air travel safer: Surveillance expert

    "A Queen's University expert on privacy and surveillance warns that the new full-body scanners that will soon by deployed at the country's major airports will not make air travel safer and will simply subject ordinary Canadians to more -- and more intrusive -- government scrutiny."

     

  • 28 Apr 2011 1:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Gun Slips Past TSA Body Scanners

     

    Scanners fail to detect gun 5 times in covert TSA test; TSA agents not disciplined.

     

    Note: TSA spends over $100,000 for each body scanner, but they fail to detect items that cheap metal detector could find. See   Metal Detectors vs Body Scanners

     

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