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This Hawthorne company finds security in border protection 6.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The man who forever altered airport security checks is an unassuming type who likes to chat up TSA officers in his spare time.

“When I have to fly, I try to get there a little early and I talk to the screeners,” said Deepak Chopra, an engineer who shares a name with the holistic living guru. “I...

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TSA says an airport full-body scanner must add a filter to protect travelers' privacy 30.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A full-body scanner that the Transportation Security Administration hopes can speed up airport security checkpoints must go back to the drawing board for software to protect the privacy of travelers being scanned.

The scanner, built by British firm Thruvision, was promoted as being able to simultaneously...

TSA Agents Say They’re Not Discriminating Against Black Women, But Their Body Scanners Might Be 18.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica.  Dorian Wanzer travels frequently for work. And almost every time she steps out of an airport body scanner, security screeners pull her aside and run their fingers through her hair. It’s called a hair pat-down. “It happens with my natural Afro, when I have braids or two-strand twists. […]
TSA’s pat-downs get too personal 3.4.2017 Washington Post
The recently revised protocol leaves some passengers with urgent questions.
9/11 legacy: Airport security still largely a matter of faith 9.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

The seizure of a record 2,653 firearms last year at airport checkpoints is but one aspect of an evolving security panorama as the nation nears the 15-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
The Trials and Trauma of Traveling While Transgender 2.8.2016 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) Trans and nonbinary travelers often face discrimination and harassment at airports, particularly during TSA and Customs screenings because security measures are largely built around surveilling and policing gender. Activists say it's time to overhaul the system and rethink "security" at airports. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) On June 25, 2016, Ari Bianca Silvera was denied boarding on an Air Transat flight traveling to Toronto from Glasgow. She is a transgender woman with Italian and Argentinian dual citizenship. Because of her Italian citizenship, she has the right to travel to Canada without a visa, but her Italian passport is marked "M" for male, since it was made prior to her transition. However, her Argentinian passport shows her current gender. Additionally, she carries a notarized sworn affidavit that declares her gender and name change to Ari Bianca. Though Silvera presented all of the supporting documentation at the Glasgow Airport, the airline ...
United and AT&T jump, Werner and Impax slump 22.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday: • United Continental Holdings Inc., up $1.46 to $44.86 The parent of United Airlines detailed plans to increase revenue, control costs and improve reliability in a bid to win back disgruntled travelers. • American Science & Engineering Inc., up $4.54 to $36.88 The X-ray inspection systems maker agreed to be acquired by airport security and full-body scanner manufacturer OSI Systems. • Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., down $...
United and American Science jump, Werner and Impax slump 22.6.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday: United Continental Holdings Inc., up $1.46 to $44.86 The parent of United Airlines detailed plans to increase revenue, control costs and improve reliability in a bid to win back disgruntled travelers. American Science & Engineering Inc., up $4.54 to $36.88 Most Read […]
Man accused of killing five homeless people in Westlake building fire 15.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Authorities have yet to identify the bodies of five people who died in a Westlake blaze this week after a 21-year-old man allegedly set fire to a vacant office building following an argument. 

Each corpse was burned beyond recognition and dental records and full body scans will be required to identify...

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Three-hour lead time and luck are keys to avoiding TSA slowdowns this summer 2.6.2016 Washington Post
Three-hour lead time and luck are keys to avoiding TSA slowdowns this summer
The TSA's Summer of Lines 28.5.2016 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
They’re from the government and they’re here to make you wait.
What is TSA's PreCheck expedited screening program? 14.5.2016 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fliers facing extremely long airport security lines this spring and summer might want to consider becoming members of the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck, an expedited screening program that can speed travelers through the checkpoint....
'I used to like Kinder eggs'; Contraband usually smuggled into Ottawa jail inside body cavity 9.5.2016 CANOE News: Canada

The colloquial term for it is "hooping" and it is considered the most common way that contraband drugs find their way into Ottawa's jail.
High tech body scanner for Ottawa jail 'reveals everything' 9.5.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
The new high-tech body scanner coming to the Ottawa jail is touted as the “ultimate substitute for strip searching” and will give correctional officers a glimpse at an inmate’s insides after it is installed within the next month. The Soter RS is a full-body X-ray that the manufacturer promises will “reveal everything” in about 10 […]
Contraband at Ottawa's jail usually comes in the back door 9.5.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
The colloquial term for it is “hooping” and it is considered the most common way that contraband drugs find their way into Ottawa’s jail. Forget about the file hidden in the cake. Getting a banned item such as drugs or weapons into the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre usually involves hiding it in the rectum or, if you’re […]
Ottawa jail needs renovations, more corrections officers, says Patrick Brown 7.5.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown says repairing cell hatches, hiring more corrections officers and installing a full-body scanner were his top concerns after he toured Ottawa’s “dilapidated” jail on Friday. Brown toured the troubled Ottawa Regional Detention Centre for about an hour Friday morning with Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod.  Brown and MacLeod could not […]
Lawsuit challenges TSA’s use of full-body scanners in airports 4.5.2016 Washington Post
Lawsuit challenges TSA’s use of full-body scanners in airports
Full-body scanner coming to Ottawa jail 4.5.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
A full-body scanner capable of detecting contraband and weapons is coming to the Ottawa jail within the next two years, the province announced Tuesday. The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services said the full-body scanners will be installed in all 26 adult jails across the province. Once installed, Ontario will become the first province […]
Airfares lower now than they've been in a while 21.1.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
It's January in Chiberia, and airfares are cheaper than they've been in years. Airline research firm Hopper said flights booked in January are averaging $210 — that's 14.2 percent lower than the same time last year. "We've been tracking this for about four years now, and we've never seen ...
Body scanner returns to Durango-La Plata County Airport 2.1.2016 Durango Herald
Passengers departing from the Durango-La Plata County Airport may have noticed something new: The Transportation Security Administration has reinstalled a body scanner.“It allows TSA to process our passengers faster,” said Airport Director Kip Turner. “It’s the same kind of equipment you see at most airports...
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