Archive for January 13th, 2011

TSA makes ‘nominal’ payment to settle suit over exposing 24-year-old’s breasts

January 13, 2011

A woman who had her breasts exposed during an airport search by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was to receive a “nominal” payment as a part of the settlement.

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TSA chief seeks less ‘invasive’ methods

January 13, 2011

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.”

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Scanners at Delhi airport fail to detect explosives, guns

January 13, 2011

A high-level inspection of body scanners at the Delhi airport has thrown shocking results with the scanners failing to detect powerful explosives like RDX and PETN and other assault weapons.

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Sexual Misconduct at Government Agencies

January 13, 2011

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

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

January 13, 2011

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.

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