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Here Are the Insane Weapons the TSA Confiscated in 2016

You might be surprised to learn that people try to bring loaded guns through TSA checkpoints. In reality, however, thousands of people try to do it every year. 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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This Robot Luggage Handler Will Give You More Time to Get Patted Down by Security

Every airline claims it has a better solution for the logistical hellscape that is checked luggage, from fancy new RFID tags to charging over the odds to deter the practice entirely. But the only way to never lose a bag again is to completely automate the process. Which is exactly what this adorable robot is designed to do. Read More >>

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Full-Body Scanners are Now Compulsory ‘For Some Passengers’ at US Airports

Until now, you had the ability to opt-out of a trip through the US Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) full-body scanners and instead undergo of a thorough physical screening. But a new document issued by Homeland Security allows the TSA to make the scans mandatory ‘for some passengers’. 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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Toy Story Woody Doll’s Tiny Toy Gun Confiscated by Heathrow Security

Just a few days ago, Heathrow Airport security successfully disarmed Woody of Toy Story fame; confiscating his 2.5cm, pistol-shaped piece of plastic, ensuring a safer tomorrow in the process. 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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All the Crazy Stuff People Tried to Bring on Aeroplanes Last Year

The USA's airline security service, the TSA, screened 638,705,790 passengers in 2013, and as we learned last year, if you look deeply within the possessions of that many people, you're gonna find some weird stuff. Tonnes of weird stuff. Here's a rundown of the craziest objects TSA found in 2013. Read More >>

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New Airport Screening Method May Finally End the Absurd Liquid Ban

It looks like the days of shampoo bottles striking fear into the hearts of airport security everywhere might be numbered. Thanks to Los Alamos scientists, a new type of detection technology could give airports the tools they need to finally tell if a liquid is a potential threat—all with one simple scan. Read More >>

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Guy Builds a Bomb Just With Stuff You Can Buy After Airport Security

Just in case you were still being fooled into thinking that the TSA is good for, well, anything, follow along with You Tube contributor Terminal Cornucopia as he constructs a home-made "FRAGGuccino" from stuff you can buy from airport terminal kiosks—you know the ones you can enter after passing through security. Read More >>

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Al-Qaeda Can Turn Clothes into Explosives By Dipping Them in Liquid

ABC News is reporting that al Qaeda has come up with a "new generation of liquid explosives" for a potential attack. The scary thing is that the bomb "would not be detected by current security measures". Even scarier is that a US official called the new method "ingenious". Well, then. Read More >>

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Idiot Tries to Wear Handgun-Shaped Heels Through Airport Security

Considering we live in an era where the possession of too much hand sanitiser is enough to strike fear in the heart of airport security, you'd think passengers would exercise a little caution when it comes to carry on items—you know, like leaving the gun-shaped paraphernalia at home. You'd be wrong. This past week, one LaGuardia-goer tried to pass through airport security in a pair of pistol-shaped high-heeled shoes. Read More >>

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Walk-Through Metal Detectors Were Invented to Catch Thieving Employees

Today we walk through metal detectors to get into courthouses, airports, and even concert venues. But back in the 1920s the first walk-through metal detectors weren't invented for finding weapons (or nail clippers), they were invented for searching would-be thieves. Read More >>