Government

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.

TSA chief seeks less ‘invasive’ methods

Posted by on January 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm

TSA chief John Pistole said Thursday the agency is looking at new technology such as scanner images that show passengers as “stick figures” and security methods used in Israeli airports as part of his pledge to make air travel “as minimally invasive as possible.”

Judge says DHS can keep images secret that they’re not supposed to even be able to store

Posted by on January 12, 2011 at 12:16 pm
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A Washington federal judge allowed on Wednesday the Department of Homeland Security to keep from public view the naked body images of air passengers who were screened at airport checkpoints.

Bare-ly legal: charges against Tobey dropped

Posted by on January 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Henrico County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney elected not to press charges against Charlottesville resident Aaron Tobey, 21, who made national news by stripping down to his shorts in the Richmond International Airport on December 30, revealing the words of the Fourth Amendment written on his bare chest.

Big Sis Responds In Lawsuit To Suspend TSA Scanners

Posted by on January 5, 2011 at 6:41 pm

The DHS claims that the scanners are fully compliant with Constitutional requirements and that all other claims that the body imaging program is unlawful are “meritless”, “baseless” and “unfounded”.

Dignity Doesn’t Fly

Posted by on January 5, 2011 at 5:55 pm

That the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has saved a single life is unproven and doubtful. But it did something good for the country last fall by provoking a long overdue reaction against bureaucratic bullying.

More TSA Lies In Attempt To Cover Up Security Failures

Posted by on January 3, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Claims that leaked security failure figures are “outdated” are easily debunked