Tag: TSA

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LAX Tests Facial Recognition to Speed Passenger Check-in

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is starting to use commercially available facile recognition software to confirm the identity of international travelers and drastically speed up the check-in process.

A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer reads the X-ray of a laptop computer that rides in a new style bin for carry-ons at the Checkpoint Evolution prototype at Baltimore-Washington International Airport's security screening checkpoint B in the Southwest terminal on April 28, 2008. The checkpoint is calm and quiet with …

CNBC Reality TV Crew Arrested for Trying to Smuggle Fake Bomb into Airport

Police detained nine TV crew members for allegedly trying to sneak a fake bomb through a security checkpoint at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport as part of a CNBC reality show, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) revealed, noting that the forged item “had all of the makings” of a pipe bomb.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: A traveler walks past a newly-opened TSA Pre-check application center at Terminal C of the LaGuardia Airport on January 27, 2014 in New York City. Once approved, travelers can use special expidited Precheck security lanes. They can also leave on their shoes, light outerwear …

U.S. May Ban Laptops on All Flights Into and Out of the Country

(Reuters) — The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country as part of a ramped-up effort to protect against potential security threats, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Sunday.

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Judge: Misdemeanor Charge Against Senior White House Adviser Gorka Dismissed

The chief judge of Arlington County’s Circuit Court in Virginia dismissed a misdemeanor charge that White House deputy assistant and former Breitbart News national security editor Dr. Sebastian Gorka had been facing for taking a legally owned unloaded gun through a TSA checkpoint at Reagan National Airport last year.

The Ronald McDonald balloon makes its way across Sixth Avenue as heavily armed police stand guard during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

DHS, FBI: Terrorists Looking to Strike Thanksgiving Parades, Black Friday

The U.S. federal government, in an alert to local law enforcement, warned that Thanksgiving parades and holiday shoppers may be targeted by “international terrorists or homegrown violent extremists,” a week after an Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) magazine cited New York City’s famed Thanksgiving Day Parade as “an excellent target.”

The United States Marine Corps War Memorial, better known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, is seen in Arlington, Va., Monday July 4, 2011, as fireworks burst over Wasington, during the annual Fourth of July display. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

DHS’s Jeh Johnson: Americans Should Be Vigilant for Terror During Fourth of July Weekend

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in coordination with state and local law enforcement, will enhance the presence of security personnel over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, but the American people must also maintain vigilance and take befitting steps to increase their security awareness, warns the DHS chief.

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Intruders Breach Airport Fences About Once Every Ten Days

A year after an Associated Press investigation first revealed persistent problems with airports’ outer defenses, breaches remain as frequent as ever – occurring about once every 10 days – despite some investments to fortify the nation’s airfields.

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TSA Spent $1.4 Million on Security Check iPad App

It has been revealed that the Transport Security Administration spent a massive $1.4 million on an iPad app that randomly chooses whether someone has to move left or right in the airport security pre-check line.

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Flight Attendant Flees Security Screening, Leaves Behind 70 Pounds of Cocaine

A JetBlue flight attendant traveling from Los Angeles International Airport last week fled after being subjected to a random security screening, allegedly leaving behind two carry-on suitcases with nearly 70 pounds of cocaine — and her designer shoes. Federal authorities are still

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The TSA Is Making It Harder To Opt Out Of Airport Body Scanners

With little fanfare, the Department of Homeland Security has updated Transportation Security Agency protocols to make it harder for travelers to opt out of airport body scanners. “While passengers may generally decline AIT [Advanced Imagery Technology] screening in favor of

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Fact Check: You Have a Right to a Gun, not a Flight

President Barack Obama needs a fact check. His argument that people on the “No-Fly List” should be banned from buying a gun shows a fundamental misunderstanding—or rejection—of constitutional rights.

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Sex Offender Passes Through TSA Security

On November 5, a man registered as a sex offender was caught after he passed through a TSA checkpoint using a woman’s boarding pass that she misplaced.

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Reporters Find TSA Misses Weapons 75% of the Time

When investigators concluded that Russia’s Metrojet airliner was blown out of the Egyptian sky by a bomb smuggled through lax airport security in Sharm el-Sheikh, the Department of Homeland Security expressed concerns that American airports might also be vulnerable.