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New Airport Tech Could Screen Your Luggage While You Shop

One of the most annoying things about airports, aside from having to get there so early and the obscene cost of everything inside, is getting through security. Or rather, the queue before you get to the machines. Well as ever tech might help solve that problem, letting you go off and do some duty free shopping while someone scans your hand luggage. Read More >>

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This Jacket Is A Great Way To Get Arrested At The Airport

As if it's not scary enough going through airport security in these times of paranoia and distrust, a new jacket seeking funding on Kickstarter looks set to make even coats look suspicious at check-in. Read More >>

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Your Trip Through American Airport Security Will Soon Be Less Terrible

It’s been a bad couple of days/months/lifetime for the US Transport Security Administration (TSA) – the agency behind those shouty blue-shirted guards at US airport security gate checks – but there’s some good news. The much loathed government agency is going to try to make airport screening less terrible with fancy new automated security checkpoints. Read More >>

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The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated in 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Are you travelling anytime soon? Well, rather than sneering at the mere site of a US Transport Security Agent (TSA) agent (the people who shout at you at American airports when you're having your luggage checked), maybe you should be stopping to give them a hug — because there’s a good chance that they’ve seen some crazy shit. Read More >>

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This Guy Got a Cattle Tracking Implant in His Hand to Hack a Phone

A security expert had a computer chip usually used to track cows implanted in his hand by an “unlicensed amateur” so he could show how hackers could use tools hidden underneath their skin to hijack devices. Read More >>

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It’s Shockingly Easy to Hide Guns and Bombs From Backscatter Scanners

The US Transport Security Administration's (TSA) full-body scanners never seemed like a very good idea. They're a great way to unwittingly show your naked body, to government officials for one. They're also insanely easy to trick. We've suspected as much for some time now, but a team of university researchers just confirmed some scary security flaws. Read More >>

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American Airport Security TSA is on the Lookout For Electronics That Won’t Turn On

The Transportation Security Administration, the wand-waving dudes on the other side of the airport security line when we travel to the States, have a new target: mobile phones and other electronics that won't power up. At certain airports, if your device won't turn on, it—and maybe you—won't get on that plane. Read More >>

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Your Body Odour Could Help Make Airport Security a Breeze

Forget retina scans and fingerprints. Turns out, body odour is a shockingly accurate biometric identifier. And according to new research from a team of Spanish scientists, it could change the way security checkpoints work. Read More >>

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Nude Bodies, Free Booze, Endless Radiation: An Ex-TSA Agent Tells All

Nobody likes the TSA. They slow you down in US airports. They pat you down. They take away your hard-earned things. Their tactics are questionably effective at making everyone resent them. It's easy to forget that the TSA is made up of real human beings like you and me being told what to do in the name of American national security. Read More >>

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Here Are the Crazy Things the TSA Has Found in 2012: Gassed-Up Chainsaws, Explosive Cannonballs, Bear Mace and More

If you've travelled to the US in the past few years, you would've encountered the Transportation Security Administration in airports. The TSA published a 2012 year to date report to reveal what the apocalypse year has brought through airport security and it's a doozy of bizarre weapons. Things like guns and bombs aren't enough anymore, the TSA finds grenade launchers, venomous snakes, gassed up chainsaws and more. Read More >>