The Transportation Security Administration announced new security procedures at all airports in the United States today. Travelers must remove electronics larger than a mobile phone from their carry-on bags and “place them in a bin with nothing on top or below, similar to how laptops have been screened for years.” This means that tablet computers, handheld game consoles, Kindles and other ebook readers, and anything else larger than a cell […]
Here’s an interesting article about a huge waste of taxpayer dollars. Take a look at the article by security expert Bruce Schneier published on the CNN web site at http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/05/opinions/schneier-tsa-security.
Follow-up: TSA Boss Replaced after US Airport Screeners Missed 95% of Weapons, Explosives in Undercover tests
The acting director of the Transportation Security Administration has been reassigned after an internal investigation revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement Monday that Melvin Carraway would be moved to the Office of State and Local Law Enforcement at […]
This article isn’t about privacy but certainly is about security. The two words frequently go hand in hand so I may publish occasional articles here about security. I am taking an airline flight tomorrow and now am wondering about the other passengers on the plane! Transportation Security Administration screeners allowed banned weapons and mock explosives through airport security checkpoints 95 percent of the time, according to the agency’s own undercover […]