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Bar Refaeli Tweets About “Uncomfortable” TSA Patdown Bar Refaeli Tweets About “Uncomfortable” TSA Patdown
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God bless the TSA. Not that I agree with their methods of security, or think that people don’t have a right to feel seriously violated by screenings, but it feels like they’re in the news all the time. After a …

Portland Man Strips Naked in Airport to Protest TSA Portland Man Strips Naked in Airport to Protest TSA

More news today on America’s general discontent with the TSA. A Portland man got completely naked at a TSA checkpoint, saying in the police report “he flies a lot and had disrobed as a form of protest against TSA Screeners …

TSA Protest: Oregon Man Gets Naked For The Cause TSA Protest: Oregon Man Gets Naked For The Cause
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It would be hard to find a group that has taken more criticism from the population in the past few years than the TSA. Accusations of harassment, lawsuits, and yes, protests have been commonplace news stories in the new millennium. …

Woman Crying Uncontrollably While Being Frisked by the TSA (video) Woman Crying Uncontrollably While Being Frisked by the TSA (video)
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New video seems to be coming in daily of horrific incidents involving the TSA. This video captures an incident of a grown woman sobbing uncontrollably while being frisked by a TSA agent. The video was captured by blogger Jim Hoft …

TSA Employee Exposes Serious Security Flaws TSA Employee Exposes Serious Security Flaws
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On his blog, Jonathan Corbett, whose TSA court case is heading to the Supreme Court, interviews a former TSA screener about some of the major problems with the body scanner technology. “Jennifer”, who asked to have her face blurred for …

Student’s Science Project Shuts Down Dallas Airport Student’s Science Project Shuts Down Dallas Airport
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Dallas Love Field was shut down after a Southwest Airlines plane to Amarillo was found to have a suspicious device on board. The device turned out to be a science project robot that was accidentally left on the plane. That …

TSA Searches Wheelchair Bound Child TSA Searches Wheelchair Bound Child
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This three-year-old boy on is way to Disneyland is treated like a suspected terrorist as TSA personel pat him down and swab his wheelchair for explosive residue. The child is taken to a sequestered area to undergo rigorous inspection by …

Bob Barr’s Liberty Guard Files Lawsuit Against TSA Bob Barr’s Liberty Guard Files Lawsuit Against TSA

Ever since the tragedy of September 11th, 2001, the government has clamored for more security in airports. Their final solution became the universally despised Transportation Security Administration. Now I have traveled on an airliner over 100 times since 9/11 and …

TSA Screeners To Be Booted Out of US Airport TSA Screeners To Be Booted Out of US Airport
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In November 2010, the federal Transportation Security Administration put a freeze on airports opting to use privatized security services instead of the agency’s own employees, but a provision in a Senate bill passed last month has opened the door for …

Laser Scanner Foils Terrorists, Lets Travelers Enjoy Bottled Drinks On Planes Laser Scanner Foils Terrorists, Lets Travelers Enjoy Bottled Drinks On Planes

If you’re a light traveler, you’ve no doubt dealt the vexing fluid restriction that comes with traveling via airplane. It’s always a devil’s gambit of whether or not the particular TSA agent you’re dealing with will permit you to hold …

TSA Denies Entry Without Female Pat-Down TSA Denies Entry Without Female Pat-Down
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Jennifer Winning of Denver, Colorado frequently makes the commute from home to Rock Springs, Wyoming. She usually flies and the trip is not typically eventful. On January 29th when she left to catch her flight home from the small airport …

TSA Agent Steals Money From Passenger at JFK International Airport TSA Agent Steals Money From Passenger at JFK International Airport
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In the spirit of providing outstanding customer service and unparalleled security a Transportation Security Administration agent at John F. Kennedy International Airport stole $5,000 in cash from a Bangladeshi passenger’s jacket. Alexandra Schmid took the money as it went along …

Super Bowl XLVI Gets Full-Body Scanners Super Bowl XLVI Gets Full-Body Scanners
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Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis looks to be the most secure yet. Security preparations have been underway for some time now, and look to be nearly ready. Some of the measure in place include a …

Hackers Take Control of U.S. Railway Hackers Take Control of U.S. Railway

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has just released reports on a cyber attack which occurred on December 1st of this past year. Northwest Rail Company’s computers were compromised and subsequent train schedules were delayed. Apparently no lives were put in …

TSA Denies Rand Paul Detention, Ron Paul Issues Statement Via Twitter TSA Denies Rand Paul Detention, Ron Paul Issues Statement Via Twitter
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Earlier this morning, the news broke via Twitter that U.S. Senator Rand Paul had been detained by the TSA in Nashville after refusing to consent to a full-body patdown after setting off a body scanner. Both his director of communications …

Rand Paul Held By TSA For Refusing Pat-Down Rand Paul Held By TSA For Refusing Pat-Down
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U.S. Senator Rand Paul is currently being held by the TSA in Nashville, Tennessee, after he reportedly refused a full-body patdown after setting off the scanners. Moira Bagley, the junior Kentucky Senator’s Communications Director, just tweeted this: (image)@moirabagleyMoira BagleyJust got …

“TSA Rape” Blog Post A Matter of Free Speech? “TSA Rape” Blog Post A Matter of Free Speech?
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As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, many will take the time to not only reflect upon the day itself, but also the decade following the WTC attacks. American life has changed dramatically since that day, but it’s not always …

User-Generated Video Creates Tension With Airport Administrators User-Generated Video Creates Tension With Airport Administrators

There aren’t very many actions more tedious than being stuck in an airport, waiting on a flight. Expensive food courts, generic newsstands and gift shops wear out their welcomes quickly, especially if you don’t want to increase your family’s debt …

Texas Pulls “Groping Bill” After TSA Threatens Flight Shutdowns Texas Pulls “Groping Bill” After TSA Threatens Flight Shutdowns
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Score one for the federal government, I guess. The Texas Senate was forced to abandon their plans to pass a bill referred to as the “Groping Bill” after the Transportation Security Administration played the federal trump card. According to Forbes, …

33,000 Clear Travelers Information Compromised

A TSA Laptop containing names, social security numbers, passport numbers, and a host of other personal information has been stolen out of a locked cabinet at the San Francisco Airport, and no the hard drive was not encrypted.

There is no notification of the breach at the flyclear.com site, nor has anything been reported on the breech blog or on the attrition.org data loss site on this issue yet.

Security Issues Discovered at TSA Site

In what should be a warning to travelers and just about everyone on the Internet, a web site built for the TSA has been found to have significant security issues, endangering travelers, as well as the reputat