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Just over a week ago, we learned that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was stepping up its efforts to get Americans in front of its new clothes-piercing "backscatter" and "millimeter wave" scanners at airports. The devices have raised all sorts of concerns about privacy (they can see through clothes) and radiation, but those who don't go through them will now suffer an intimate pat-down of nut-busting proportions . And pilots have had enough.
Privacy group sues TSA over scanners Homeland Security chief meets with travel industry group Pilots and passengers are unhappy with security measures Some groups urge people not to fly or to opt for pat-downs
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by Steve Ragan - Jan 10 2011, 06:00 Vodafone investigated by Australian Privacy Commissioner The Australian Privacy Commissioner will be investigating Vodafone after reports of a data breach hit the Australian media this weekend.
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By Jennifer Valentino-DeVries In an unusual move, the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection asked a Columbia University Law School professor to censor his remarks in a hearing about online privacy legislation. Getty Images
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In a humbly-toned USA Today opinion piece yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano asked for the public’s cooperation with airline security measures the Transportation Security Administration has recently implemented.
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Controversial "naked" body scanners currently being tested at Hamburg's airport are constantly malfunctioning due to folds in passengers' clothing, broadcaster NDR reported on Tuesday.
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[These events took place roughly between 5:30 and 6:30 AM, November 13th in Terminal 2 of the San Diego International Airport. I'm writing this approximately 2 1/2 hours after the events transpired, and they are correct to the best of my recollection.
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Two months ago, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the federal stimulus legislation would pay for the purchase of hundreds of controversial full-body scanners. "Through the Recovery Act, we are able to continue our accelerated deployment of enhanced technology as part of our layered approach to security at airports nationwide," Napolitano said at the time.
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With all the fuss over full body scanners in airports, I did not expect this. According to The Smoking Gun, an airport security officer has been arrested after assaulting a co-worker.
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Kids and body scanners
The Atlantic 's Jeffrey Goldberg has been experimenting with declining the whole-body TSA scanners at US airports -- and now things have gotten more intimate. The TSA has initiated a new, more humiliating pat-down procedure for people who refuse to show screeners their genitals on the naked scanners -- one that involves testicular cupping:
By Mail Foreign Service UPDATED: 16:03 GMT, 29 October 2010
“The practice of airport security screening has spun out of control and does nothing to improve national security” Steve Watson Prisonplanet.com Monday, Nov 8th, 2010 The largest independent union of airline pilots in the world is urging its members to boycott body imaging machines currently being rolled out in airports all over the globe, citing dangers of excessive exposure to harmful levels of radiation during the screening process.
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