TSA removes backscatter scanners from major airports

Many are cheering the fact that the TSA has begun moving backscatter scanners from major airports around the country, but it isn’t all good news. These scanners are being moved to smaller airports and aren’t being mothballed as most had hoped. The larger airports are also getting the millimeter wave scanners, leading some to believe […]

U.S. airport security is a failure

We are told that airport security is here to protect us. We don’t mind taking off our shoes or waiting in an hour-long line because we know that it’s to keep us safe. But are these expensive measures really effective? Many in the Department of Homeland Security say post-9/11 measures have been successful. The truth […]

Slovakian authorities plant explosives on man to test airport security

An unnamed 49-year old man was detained for several hours in Dublin after returning from his Christmas vacation. He had unknowingly brought explosives into Ireland after having them planted in his luggage by Slovakian authorities. The explosive was one of eight pieces of contraband placed with unsuspecting passengers at Bratislava Airport last weekend, broadcaster RTE […]

Behavioral Screening; "Security Robots That Read Your Mind"

Research and production of new airport security technology from Israeli based companies are being funded by grants from the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This technology is able to measure signs of emotional stress and strain or deduce that one intends to carry out malicious acts based on how an individual is […]