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Leading Scientists Say Airport Full Body Scanners Easily Duped

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Two respected scientists say they have discovered a flaw in airport full body scanners that could potentially allow terrorists to outsmart the machines.

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Terrorists succeed in plan to not bomb a small rural salt barn

http://www.nj.com

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the state after it refused to release the construction plans for a barn used to store road salt, on the basis that doing so would be a security risk.

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UPS to require ID for much shipping

http://www.jconline.com

United Parcel Service begins new security measures today.Customers without a pre-printed shipping label attached to their package will have to present a government-issued photo identification or be turned away, according to a company memo that KXTV-TV obtained.

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Councilor Coleman Introduces Proposal to Remove TSA from Indy Airport

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Indianapolis City-County Councilor Ed Coleman (L) has introduced a proposal to to refuse further service from the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) at the Indianapolis airport. The airport could then hire its own security, or contract it out to a private firm.

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Law enforcement officer left loaded gun magazine on plane

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A federal law enforcement officer mistakenly left a loaded gun magazine that was found Tuesday on a Southwest Airlines plane, officials said.

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TSA Breast Milk Screening Harassment

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"New Mother Harassed and Threatened by TSA because she requests alternate screening for her breast milk. As a repeat traveler, the TSA singled her out to make an example out of her. She spends over an hour in the "Special Inspection" area and is forced to miss her flight."

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Ron Paul to TSA: Stop Irradiating Our Bodies and Fondling Our Children

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Ron Paul introduced legislation to protect Americans from physical and emotional abuse by federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees conducting screenings at the nation’s airports:

A BILL – HR 6416

To ensure that certain Federal employees cannot hide behind immunity.

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Young Boy Strip Searched By TSA

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Young Boy Strip Searched By TSA. The terrorists have won.

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Cancer survivor forced to remove prosthetic breast for TSA

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Cancer surviving flight attendant forced to remove prosthetic breast during pat-down.

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DA Vows to Prosecute TSA Agents Who Touch Travelers Inappropriately

http://www.foxnews.com

The public outcry over the government's new pat-downs gained momentum Wednesday, as a California district attorney vowed to prosecute any complaints of inappropriate touching by airport security screeners and a U.S. congressman called for screeners to receive improved training.

The developments came as the head of the Transportation Security Administration, John Pistole, acknowledged that the new pat-downs are more invasive than what travelers were used to in the past.

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National Opt Out Day to coincide with returning Hajj pilgrims

http://www.examiner.com

Liberty activists are organizing National Opt Out Day for Wednesday, November 24, asking all travelers to opt out of the body scanner and undergo the pat down in full public view, so that others in line can see how invasive it is.

Here’s where it gets interesting.

In addition to the unusually high volume of travel for the Thanksgiving Holiday, some 12,000 American Muslims are expected to be returning from Mecca anywhere between the 20th and 28th. On a bell curve, the bulk of them will be arriving on the 24th.

A perfect Storm.

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This Libertarian Radio Host Lied About TSA Harassment

http://jalopnik.com

Very slanted article about Meg McClain's encounter with the TSA.

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Backlash grows over TSA's 'naked strip searches' - CNET News

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A growing number of airline passengers, labor unions, and advocacy groups, say the new procedures--a choice of full-body scans or what the TSA delicately calls "enhanced pat-downs"--go too far.

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TSA official slipped white powder into fliers' bags

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You know how the TSA has all those signs saying you can be arrested for joking or "making remarks" about bombs? One law for them, another for us, apparently.

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Traveler Arrested For Bathroom Emergency On Delta Flight

http://consumerist.com

Joao Correa was on a Delta Airlines flight from Honduras to Atlanta last week when something bad happened down below, and he had to immediately use the bathroom. Unfortunately, there was a drink cart blocking his way and the flight attendants wouldn't let him by. When the plane landed, Correa was arrested and spent two days in jail.

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TSA Campaign Targets Photographers in Hoodies

http://www.wired.com

“Don’t let our planes get into the wrong hands,” the poster reads beneath the picture, directing employees to report anything suspicious to law enforcement and airport managers.

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FAA Air Traffic Control Computers Still Vulnerable To Cyber Attack

http://wire.antiwar.com

After having it brought to their attention last year, the FAA still has not managed to protect its computers from cyber attack, citing the need to implement new air traffic control systems rather than protect its current systems.

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UK to Install Satellite Speed Traps

http://www.thecarconnection.com

In London and Cornwall, a pilot program has just been launched that combines all the fun of terrestrial speed cameras with the creepy omniscience of GPS. In a nutshell, the program -- called "SpeedSpike" -- uses positioning satellites to track motorists as they travel between traffic cameras. By calculating the time it takes a driver to move from one point to the other, SpeedSpike can determine whether or not the motorist has been speeding.

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Airline Industry Complains they are 'overtaxed'

http://thehill.com

Federal Taxes add $64 to a $300 airline ticket, a tax of 21%. These taxes and fees include:the federal ticket tax, flight segment fees, airport passenger facility charges (PFCs) and a federal security surcharge. The airlines claim the total of these charges amount to virtually punitive treatment of the industry. This guy thinks they should shut up, and stop complaining.

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Body scanners no threat to privacy, says U.K. parliament

http://www.latimes.com

"Air passengers already tolerate a large invasion of their privacy," the committee said in a report, citing pat-downs and bag searches as specific examples. "We do not feel that full body scanners add greatly to this situation."

The privacy fears raised by the deployment of full body scanners at airports are overblown, a committee of British lawmakers said Wednesday, adding that the technology was no more of a threat to passengers' rights than pat-downs or bag searches.

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