Tag Archives: TSA

Dulles Launches Facial Recognition Boarding [VIDEO]

Next Gov reports: Some international travelers can leave their boarding passes and passports in their pockets when flying out of Dulles International Airport thanks to a new facial recognition boarding technology that went into operation Thursday. The new veriScan system developed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority—with guidance from U.S. Customs and Border Protection—scans the faces of travelers approaching the …

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Christie Booted From Airport Security VIP Line

CBS News reports: Being governor is so yesterday. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie learned the hard way that his special treatment is over. Christie tried to circumvent a TSA checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal C Thursday morning. Christie was with his State Police detail and attempted to enter through a special access area, located near the exit …

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TSA Posts Airport Notices: Travelers From Nine States Cannot Use Their Driver’s Licenses As ID In 2018

TIME Magazine reports: Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, travelers from nine states will no longer be able to travel with only their driver’s licenses. Residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington will have to use alternate ID forms (passport, military ID, or permanent resident card) to pass TSA security checkpoints—even for domestic travel. On Thursday, …

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US Customs Now Asking For Social Media Accounts

Mashable reports: The United States government has started asking a select number of foreign travelers about their social media accounts. The news came on Thursday via Politico and was confirmed to Mashable by a spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after the new procedure reportedly began earlier in the week. The process dovetails with what has been expected for …

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TSA To Stop Accepting Drivers Licenses From Some States Beginning In January 2018

The Hill reports: Airline passengers in five states and a U.S. territory will be unable to present their current driver’s licenses at airport checkpoints after Jan. 22, 2018, under new rules announced on Friday by the Department of Homeland Security. The Homeland Security department, which overseas the TSA, said it would begin enforcing a post-Sept. 11 law that directs federal …

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TSA Detains Transwoman Over Body “Anomaly”

The Orlando Sentinel reports: A transgender woman live-tweeted what she described as a “denigrating” experience that caused her to miss a Monday evening flight out of Orlando International Airport because she was detained by federal security officials. Shadi Petosky, a writer and producer at a small Los Angeles entertainment company, tweeted that she was pulled out of line at the …

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Graham: God Is Better Than The TSA

“The TSA has come under fire after failing to detect explosives and weapons in tests at multiple airports across the country. ‘Red teams’ with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office were able to get banned items through the screening process more than 96% of the time. That means they were only about 4% successful in security screening – Incredible! In …

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TSA Agents Fired For “Groping” Scheme

The wingnuts are going to have a field day. Two Transportation Security Administration officials at Denver International Airport (DIA) have been fired for conducting a scam on male passengers. A male and female agent collaborated so the male could fondle the genitals of men he found attractive. At some point in 2014, the male TSA agent told a female coworker …

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TSA Changes Electronics Rules

Via the Guardian: Passengers using airports that offer direct flights to the US may be forced to switch on their mobile phones and other electronic devices to prove to security officials that they do not contain explosives, it was announced on Sunday. “During the security examination, officers may also ask that owners power up some devices, including cell phones,” the …

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LAX Shooter: Pissed Off Patriot

After every mass shooting, the Tea People launch a furious media campaign to characterize the perpetrator as a leftist. This time they’ve got their hands full. A law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly, said Ciancia was wearing fatigues and carrying a bag containing a one-page handwritten note …

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Quote Of The Day – Eugene Delgaudio

“The homosexual lobbies and blogs cried and stamped their feet. ‘Give us our naked body scans of anybody going to the airport’ and frequently mocked and attacked Public Advocate’s frequent condemnation of absurd measures which included the ‘naked body scan’. Many of these small minded ‘perversion cheerleaders’ even personally maligned and slandered Public Advocate leaders as ‘fixated’. The homosexual lobbies …

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TSA Freaks Out After Man Swims Ashore At JFK And Strolls Across Runways

JFK has a $100M anti-terrorism security system but it couldn’t stop a man with a broken jet-ski who swam three miles to shore then walked across two of the busiest runways in the world. Daniel Casillo, 31, was able to swim up to and enter the airport grounds on Friday night, past an intricate system of motion sensors and closed-circuit …

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Headline Of The Day

Via Raw Story: The TSA at San Francisco International Airport frisked New Yorker Jonah Falcon after noticing his “very noticeable” package as he went through security on July 9. “I said, ‘It’s my dick,’” Falcon told the Huffington Post, which claims Falcon has the “world’s largest penis.” “He gave me a pat down but made sure to go around [my …

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TSA Detains Sen. Rand Paul

I’m betting he was carrying a gun. UPDATE: Local media reports that Sen. Paul was detained for refusing to submit to a full-body pat-down. UPDATE II: The TSA says Rand Paul is lying. Sen. Rand Paul’s chief of staff Doug Stafford responded to the TSA’s claim that the senator was “not detained at any point.” “Well, I don’t know what …

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