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All of a Sudden, It Happens

Martin and I are on a flight to Chicago, to see Dr. Zelinsky. Two things happened in the airport:

First, the metal detector. I have my… 493 more words


Bearing it all for the sake of security

The majority of United States travelers have cooperated with enhanced security measures such as removing their shoes and adhering to the limitation of liquids in their possession as a way to counteract the perceived threat of terrorism since the September 11, 2001, attacks. 2,789 more words

Social Research

Salt Lake County inmates to face full body scanners

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — The Salt Lake County Metro Jail is installing a new deterrent to keep inmates from sneaking contraband into the facility. 363 more words


Researchers Easily Slipped Weapons Past TSA’s X-Ray Body Scanners | Wired

Two years ago, a blogger named Jonathan Corbett published a YouTube video that seemed to show a facepalm-worthy vulnerability in the TSA’s Rapiscan full-body X-ray scanners: Because metal detected by the scanners appeared black in the images they created, he claimed that any passenger could hide a weapon on the side of his or her body to render it invisible against the scans’ black background. 135 more words

News Reader

Study: Body Scanners Fail to Detect Guns

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The Rapiscan scanner can see your private parts, but it can’t see your gun.

That was the finding from a joint study conducted by three universities, who were able to slip guns through a Rapiscan body scanner without being detected. 220 more words

National/World News

The same scanner that violated you at airport is now scanning criminals

After receiving a wealth of negative coverage both in the media and on the tarmac, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) removed almost 200 full-body scanners from airports last year, the Chicago Tribune… 102 more words

National Security