Archive for December 13th, 2010

Another Indian Diplomat Faces Pat-Down Search in US

December 13, 2010

India’s permanent representative to the United Nations Hardeep Puri was forced to go through a ‘pat-down’ search at Huston Airport on November 13.

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

December 13, 2010

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.”

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Analysis reveals TSA searches probably aren’t legal

December 13, 2010

All of the cases made two very important points,” he continued. “First, any searches must be minimally intrusive on the individual being searched and second, the searches must be effective in screening out weapons and terrorists. I believe it can be effectively argued that neither of these criteria is met by the TSA system of full body scans and pat-downs,” he said.

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Backscatter Full Body Scanners Can Be Defeated, Journal Article Finds

December 13, 2010

In a 22-page, science-heavy article, researchers Leon Kaufman and Joseph W. Carlson demonstrate why X-ray backscatter units can miss guns and blades but also explosives like PETN, used by last Christmas’ underwear bomber.

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Cancer Alert for Travelers

December 13, 2010

Another thing that’s got me really worried is they’re dosing gonads with radiation and not protecting them. Even when you take a chest X-ray they give you a lead shield to put over your groin area. Are you going to carry one of those with you to the airport?

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