How would the police be handled in a free society without government? The people of Egypt are giving us a glimpse.Read more »
This is exactly why we can't and shouldn't bother to secure the border. Nothing will stop motivated businessmen from moving their product.Read more »
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.Read more »
Preferable to the police? Real life superheros are stepping up to meet a perceived demand: an actual sense of protection, and actual heroism. Both are kinda lacking lately.
"In Seattle ... an organized group called The Rain City Superhero Movement includes Thorn, Buster Doe, Green Reaper, Gemini, No Name, Catastrophe, Thunder 88, Penelope and Phoenix Jones the Guardian of Seattle. All masked, they carry Tasers, nightsticks, pepper spray, but no firearms."Read more »
Furb Furbish figured if Transportation Security Administration screeners were going to take naked photos of him in order to allow him on an airplane Wednesday, he might as well save them the trouble.So the Taylorsville resident stood in front of Salt Lake City International Airport in frigid temperatures wearing nothing but shoes, stockings, scarf, a wool cap and a tiny Speedo-style swimsuit.Read more »
The government should not have the ability to virtually strip search anyone it wants. The problem is compounded in that if you do not want to go through the naked body scanner, the government has made the alternative perhaps worse! In an effort to try and make everyone comply with the scanners, the government has instituted "enhanced" pat downs. Travelers across the country have reported the TSA now touches the genitals and private areas of men, women and children in a much more aggressive manner.Read more »
At the San Diego International Airport yesterday, about one-fifth of the travelers were selected for sexual assault by transportation security agents. Though TSA’s website did not list SAN as one of the airports employing the carcinogenic naked scan or a full body rub down, one man was told his refusal to submit would result in a civil law suit and a $10,000 fine. Under 49 CFR Sec.s 1540.105 and 1540.107, as summarized in these 2004 TSA Sanction Guidelines, apparently TSA has Congressional support to fine people for refusing to submit to molestation.Read more »
Flying drones are starting to go down in price, to the point where they might soon be affordable. More than that, manufacturers might soon be marketing drones to the private class, as 'personal drones."
The liberty activist might soon have some news tools for the modern arms race.Read more »
In a further development which added to concern over the ease with which the explosive material used in the devices – Pentaerythritol tetranitrate, or PETN – can be passed through all kinds of airport security, Qatar Airways said the bomb found in Dubai had travelled on two separate passenger aircraft without being picked up. "There is no way of picking out PETN," said the British counter-terrorism official. "It is a continued vulnerability."Read more »
Security researchers in the States say they have developed a cunning new method of "fingerprinting" voice calls that could offer a route to trustworthy caller ID and a barrier against so-called "vishing" or voice phishing.Read more »
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