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Friday
Jan182013

TSA to Remove 'Naked' Scanners from U.S. Airports

Call it a victory for those of us who don't like to be digitally strip-searched: The TSA will remove airport body scanners, which privacy advocates likened to strip searches, after their software provider failed to meet a congressional deadline to create software that displayed less-revealing passenger images.

As Bloomburg reports, last year TSA removed 76 of the millimeter-wave scanners; in 2013, the group will get rid of the remaining 174 scanners that are positioned in U.S. airports. (However, they will continue to use 60 machines manufactured by L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., another supplier of body scanners. These will be moved to the busiest airports to keep waiting times down.)

No more "opting out" for this frequent flyer! Well, hopefully.

Tuesday
Dec042012

TSA Misses House Hearing on Eliminating the TSA

Come on, TSA; you're making yourselves look bad.

The New York Times reported that TSA officials declined to attend a House panel hearing on ... well, the TSA. And it's not the first time. During this round, members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee spoke candidly about closing down the TSA, due to, in large part, the public's distrust of the agency:

No one would argue that the T.S.A. should not be held closely accountable. There have been too many problems. Since the agency was created in the aftermath of Sept. 11, this column has regularly reported on many of them, like the outrage that began in 2004 over charges that some screeners were groping female travelers. More recently, the agency faced questions about its decision to replace metal detectors with those whole-body image machines, which the T.S.A. still has not adequately defended against claims that they are personally invasive, arguably unsafe and ultimately not as reliable as good old metal detectors.

The panel's tentative solution? To put aviation security in the hands of private firms--which might not solve the problems plaguing the TSA after all.

Our suggestion? Make use of better, safer technology that actually helps to prevent crime, and expand "registered flyer" databases that pre-approve frequent flyers. Oh, and stop with the pat-downs.

Monday
Nov262012

TSA, Meet 'Opt Out and Film' Week

Thanksgiving week is a tough one for travelers. But this year, it was even tougher for TSA thanks to the 2012 version of the original "Opt Out" effort. Over the last several days, the Opt Out and Film campaign has encouraged travelers to opt out of being scanned by advanced imaging technology, and then film what happens next.

Here, Dan Dicks of Press For Truth leads the charge at Buffalo International Airport and is met with plenty of resistance and attempted intimidation. Luckily, Americans everywhere - even in small numbers - are still resisting advanced imaging technology, for a whole host of reasons.

As the Opt Out and Film organizers said: "If Americans can be trained to put up with this level of intrusion, they will accept anything."

Tuesday
May012012

Harrassed by TSA? Now, There’s an App for That

No one is a fan of the Transportation Security Administration’s screening tactics. But for some travelers, a trip through airport security is worse than others. Enter FlyRights.

FlyRights is a new app, designed by the Sikh Coalition, that enables travelers to report instances of airport profiling by TSA officials, in real-time. Officials from TSA and the Department of Homeland Security will review each app-submitted complaint.  

Before the app became available yesterday, complaints had to be filed on TSA’s website. But the ability to submit real-time complaints can only be a benefit to travelers. It will help them to remember each detail of their experience, right after it happened, and increase the transparency of TSA’s operations.

“The TSA asserts it doesn’t profile. This application will allow us to better assess whether that’s true,” Amardeep Singh, director of programs at the Sikh Coalition, told ABC News. “All travelers now have an easy way of speaking to their government on the issue of airport profiling.”

The Sikh Coalition was inspired to create this app after finding that Sikhs at some airports are subjected to secondary screening 100 percent of the time. What a stressful, time-consuming ordeal to experience every time you fly.

The app was developed with input from DHS and various civil rights groups in the black, Latino, South Asian, and Muslim communities.

Ready to let TSA hear what you think? Download FlyRights here.

Thursday
Apr262012

CLEAR is Back! 

CLEAR, the biometric-screening program that lets members speed through airport security checkpoints, is back, baby. After a brief hiatus, in certain cities, the expedited lanes are available at Denver International, Orlando International, San Francisco and Dallas/Fort Worth airports.

Pay an annual membership fee of $179 (or less for a corporate rate) to skip the lengthy security lines that plague these major airports.

After completing online registration, you receive instructions to visit an enrollment center with a driver's license and passport (or other approved ID) to complete enrollment. During the security clearance process, CLEAR will collect biometric scans of your fingerprints and irises. Those biometrics will be linked to a chip-enhanced card, which ensures that you are who you say you are.

Since a CLEAR member has already been screened and scanned, he or she can sail on through, right past TSA.

More than 85,000 members have already signed up, and the program will only become more popular as TSA ridiculousness continues.

Enroll in CLEAR right here.