THE NEW FORTY Scanning my "horizon"...
There is quite an uproar about the full body scans the TSA has implemented and its alternative - the full body pat down. I can understand folks angst over both procedures as they both seem very invasi... Posted on 11/24/10 at 12:08 PM
STAFF BLOG THE CHRISTOPHER GABRIEL PROGRAM Tuesday 1/5
Today on The Christopher Gabriel Program:
Today we look at school boards looking to save money, Airport security, and two hot topics on cell phones! First: The Lindon School Board and their Penny Pinc... Posted on 1/5/10 at 3:32 AM
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A computer monitor that was checked as baggage caused a security scare Monday morning at Newark Liberty International Airport, prompting officials to shut down part of a terminal for about an hour as a precaution.
CHICAGO — The lines of Thanksgiving travelers moved quickly and smoothly at airports around the country Wednesday morning despite an Internet campaign to get passengers to gum up the works on one of the busiest days of the year by refusing full-body scans.
CHICAGO (AP) — Holiday travelers dismayed by airport body scans planned protests at bustling airports Wednesday, while the head of the nation's transport security agency urged passengers to comply with searches to reduce the possibility of delays on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
ATLANTA — Despite tough talk on the Internet, there was little if any indication of a passenger revolt at many major U.S. airports, with very few people declining the X-ray scan that can peer through their clothes. Those who refuse the machines are subject to a pat-down search that includes the crotch and chest.
WASHINGTON — With one of the year's busiest traveling days fast approaching, the Obama administration's top transportation security official on Monday urged passengers angry over safety procedures not to boycott airport body scans.
Security complaints against TSA techniques common
Humiliating. Traumatic. Lack of respect. Henry Pietrzak used all of those words to describe the pat-downs he endured at airports in Minneapolis and Charlotte, N.C., during a trip last week to the Dominican Republic.
CHICAGO — Most Americans haven't yet encountered the new full-body scanners at airports, but concerns about safety and privacy raised by the new screening methods are reaching a fever pitch, fanned by viral videos and the 24-hour news cycle.
ATLANTA — In a climate of Internet campaigns to shun airport pat-downs and veteran pilots suing over their treatment by government screeners, some airports are considering another way to show dissatisfaction: Ditching TSA agents altogether.
Security officials say steps to protect privacy taken
MINNEAPOLIS – Security officials at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport began using a new, high-tech body scanner at one of its checkpoints Wednesday, saying the full-image technology is a critical tool to help head off potential threats.
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