Privacy

Body scanner to detect drugs at airport in Macau

Posted by on January 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm

The Judiciary Police (PJ) will soon install an x-ray machine at the Macau International Airport to assist in the crackdown on the smuggling of illicit drugs inside body cavities.

Seattle man on trial for refusing to show ID to TSA agents

Posted by on January 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

The Seattle man refused to show TSA officers his ID with his boarding pass, and argued he has a right not to show it.

People’s Lawyer: The Gropes of Wrath

Posted by on January 19, 2011 at 2:05 pm

While the initial backlash against the use of full-body scanners in airports has faded, the decision by a Washington, D.C. federal judge in January to allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to refrain from releasing more than 2,000 scanned body images to a civil liberties group has brought the issue back into focus.

TSA Now Forcing Opt-Outs To Walk Through Body Scanners

Posted by on January 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm

The TSA is now forcing people who opt out of the naked body scanner to walk through the machine as part of a psychological ploy to coerce subservience out of other travelers.

Homeland Security’s laptop seizures: Interview with Rep. Sanchez

Posted by on January 15, 2011 at 12:15 pm

A look into the lawless practice of detaining American citizens upon their re-entry into the country, and as part of that detention, literally seizing their electronic products — laptops, cellphones, Blackberries and the like — copying and storing the data, and keeping that property for months on end, sometimes never returning it.

Sexual Misconduct at Government Agencies

Posted by on January 13, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Liberty News Network national correspondent Andy Ramirez tackles sexual predators at the Department of Homeland Security in a new video report.

U.S. Airports May Soon Test Body Scanner With Privacy Upgrades

Posted by on January 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

U.S. airport full-body scanners that show a generic figure rather than actual images of passenger body parts may be deployed to some airports for tests this year, the transportation security chief said today.