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No More Naked Scanner Images?

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced they will install new software in their body scanners that will somewhat protect travelers’ dignity. A software upgrade that the TSA has been testing in airports in Las Vegas, Atlanta and Washington since February would instead create a generic human form (as shown above) and indicate if the scanner detects [...]

TSA Tit for Tat Landed Woman in the Bosom of Trouble

It’s OK for TSA to grope you, but apparently that’s not a two-way street. A 61-year-old traveler found out the hard way that if you fought the law, the law won: Authorities say a Colorado woman who allegedly groped a female Transportation Security Administration agent at Phoenix’s international airport is facing a felony count of sexual [...]

Man Had Fourth Amendment Written on Chest, Challenged TSA

Aaron Tobey, not a big fan of the TSA, wrote an abbreviated version of the Fourth Amendment on his body and stripped to his shorts to protest airport security measures. He’s now suing: Aaron Tobey claims in a civil rights lawsuit (.pdf) that in December he was handcuffed and held for about 90 minutes by the [...]

TSA Says No To Snow Globes

Think before you buy a souvenir snow globe on your next vacation. You probably won’t be able to take it on a plane in your carry-on luggage because of TSA regulations. “Snow globes are not permitted to be carried through security checkpoints,” said Transportation Security Administration spokesman Dwayne Baird. The reason is that the globes contain liquids, [...]