Join 15,000 Others – Force the TSA to Follow the Law

This petition at WhiteHouse.gov is important. A quick look at the text of the petition outlines the issue:  In July 2011, a federal appeals court ruled that the Transportation Security Administration had to conduct a notice-and-comment rulemaking on its policy of using “Advanced Imaging Technology” for primary screening at airports. TSA was supposed to publish the …

Schneier on TSA vs. Private Security: Flaws, Faults & Assumptions

Rand Paul has introduced legislation that is aiming at tightening the reins on the TSA, the US federal agency tasked with transportation security in the country. The TSA has, in the years after “9/11”, gained notoriety for their security theories, strategies and methods, and it seems that even US lawmakers have realized that something must …

The 5 Most Stunningly Silly Things Airport Security Has Done (in the last few years)

Airport security is a good thing – we’ve said this again and again, but even we have to admit that there are some silly things going on from time to time. All right… all the time. There are, however, times when even we start to doubt ourselves when we leap to the defense of physical …

Guest Post: TSA Mobile App for Better Boarding

[box type=”blue”]This guest post is by Lynn Jackson, of StealthMonitoring.com [/box] With Memorial Day, 4th of July, and summer vacation just around the corner, millions of travelers are booking their flights. They’re probably dreading long airport lines and navigating aggressive TSA security measures. Fortunately, the TSA has created a mobile app that efficiently and effectively answers travelers’ …

Why Private Security is Bigger, Faster and Better…in Every Way!

Both the Houston Chronicle and the Huffington Post have picked up on the TSA’s budget trouble – well, the budget cuts that is. The problem? Not even the government likes the TSA any longer. After being told that they treat people like prisoners, waste taxpayer money and generally do a bad job, the TSA has actually …

Laptops & Airport Security: NYTimes.com, here’s your answer!

The NYTimes.com has a rather lengthy article posted here, asking the old, old question (at least in internet time) of why you have to take the laptop out of its bag and send it in a separate “bin” through security x-ray machines when you’re going through airport security checkpoints. There’s an easy answer, and we’ve …