Workarounds

Wear undies to fool scanners, get pat-down

Posted by on January 11, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Wear one of the special garments and you’re virtually guaranteed a pat-down, the TSA says in a blog post that takes aim at “the products folks have created that are designed to shield private areas of passengers going through our Advanced Imaging Technology.”

Airport Scanner Blocking Underwear A Hit

Posted by on January 5, 2011 at 4:47 pm

A Kentucky attorney says his airport underwear line – designed to block private parts when air passengers go through full body scanners at security – has been such a hit he’s having trouble keeping up with demand.

TSA Status Site Tells Whether Your Airport Actually Uses Their Body Scanners

Posted by on January 3, 2011 at 9:37 pm

LifeHacker The Transportation Security Administration has installed the new “backscatter” screening machines in many airports, but a good number of them aren’t actually used yet. One helpful site is compiling reports on which airports are still using X-ray/metal detector combinations. Ari Ofsevit went through an “enhanced pat-down,” and reported on it, but came to notice […]

Betabrand’s ‘Privates’ Underwear Promises To Block TSA Employees From Seeing Your Scanned Junk

Posted by on December 13, 2010 at 9:52 pm

For those of you who want to protect your private parts from being ogled by TSA employees, crowdsourced online retail site Betabrand is now offering a scanner-proof undergarment, aptly called “Privates.”

In bra, panties and wheelchair, woman goes through Oklahoma City airport screening this morning

Posted by on December 1, 2010 at 12:02 pm

A woman who passed through security at Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport in a wheelchair and her underwear missed her flight Tuesday, and she said TSA denied her boarding. A TSA spokeswoman wouldn’t say if the woman was denied by TSA employees.

Protest TSA with 4th Amendment underwear

Posted by on November 29, 2010 at 8:25 pm

If you want to let the TSA agent know you’re not happy about mandatory virtual strip searches, check out this new line of T-shirts, skivvies, and socks from artist Mike McQuade called 4th Amendment Wear.

Woman wears bikini to avoid airport pat-down

Posted by on November 26, 2010 at 7:07 am

9MSN A woman has managed to avoid an uncomfortable airport security pat-down in the US by wearing a bikini. Corinne Theile unbuttoned her overcoat to reveal the black two-piece before proceeding to her gate at LAX airport in Los Angeles. New regulations in the US require aeroplane passengers to either enter a scanner that sees […]