European airports experiment with replacing human security agents with fingerprint readers and eye scanners.
It may look like a honeycomb, but this light-up kiosk just might be the stress-free security checkpoint of the future.
The TSA is seeking public comment to decide on the potential cancellation or continuation of its full-body scanner program.
The TSA caused an uproar recently when it confiscated what is known as a "cupcake in a jar." Stick with me now as this is where the story gets funky: according to the TSA it has nothing against cupcakes in general, just this special cupcake stuffed into a jar. In this format it violated to three-ounce limit for carry on liquids or gels.
Last week a Federal judge determined that those nudie airport security body scans are too revealing, so now the TSA has countered with plan B. A new software fix will simply make the pictures less revealing, and unlikely to titillate even the horniest TSA agent.
The poor TSA. The agency got these futuristic scanners to play with — a geeky dystopian authority's dream — and everyone hates them for it. A federal judge, who today called the scanners a clear intrusion and agreed the technology was implemented illegally also offered words of praise that have everyone confused.
Concerned about airport scanners showing some loutish TSA agent your most private of bits? Well, worry no more. New TSA scanning software shows a person's genital-free outline, highlighting potential threats with a bullseye.
Traveling for the holiday? Well, when presented with a choice between a full-body scanner and being felt up by a TSA employee, you might want to choose the latter. That's because a Columbia University radiation expert says that those scanners are "likely" to cause cancer.
There's been a lot about the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) full body scanners at U.S. airports in the news — the ones capable of seeing your private bits and pieces. Of course, for every problem there's a product: special "underwear" that protects you from the gaze of pervy TSA officers.
What if that underwear bomb nestled between that loathsome terrorist's legs would've exploded? According to the BBC, it would not have taken down a Boeing 747. Notice the remarkable flexibility of the aircraft frame, absorbing the impact without losing its...