Court asked to order Napolitano to pay up
A new lawsuit has been filed against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and John Pistole of the Transportation Security Administration asking the federal court to order them to pay financial damages to airline passengers who were groped or scanned as part of a plan authorized by President Obama to create nearly nude images of passengers or... [Read more of this review]
Airport Scanners: Are They Putting You in Danger?
By Dr. Manny Alvarez & Karlie Pouliot
Published November 19, 2010
The new full-body scanners in place at 60 airports across the country have been causing outrage in recent weeks – and that’s putting it pretty mildly.
From lawsuits being lodged against the Transportation Security Administration due to their “intrusive” pat-down... [Read more of this review]
New questions raised about full-body scanners
Aviation security experts say the machines may miss items that metal detectors catch; airline passengers may also be able to hide materials in the groin or body cavities; critics do not dispute that the imaging technology is superior to metal detectors at finding hidden nonmetallic objects, but some say it should be used only in conjunction with metal... [Read more of this review]
TSA Testing Radiation-Free Full-Body Scanner
A full-body scanner that shows only objects and clothing on bodies using thermal detection instead of X-rays? Iscon Video Imaging said it is introducing two new airport passenger scanners it says are less visually intrusive of passengers than millimeter-wave systems.
“The Iscon system is a next generation imaging and detection system that creates... [Read more of this review]
Air security firms likely to boost sales, deals
ATLANTA (Reuters) – The renewed focus on aviation security is likely to boost sales for providers of whole body imagers and other detection equipment and spur mergers and acquisitions in the sector.
The failed Christmas Day attempt to blow up a U.S.-bound airplane has spurred increased orders worldwide for detection gear and baggage-scanning devices.... [Read more of this review]
DHS: Let’s Capitalize On “Renewed Urgency”
The “urgency” felt by other nations about terrorism may have “dissipated over time” since the 9/11 attacks, but the recent Christmas Day attack has “renewed” that “sense of urgency,” and now is the time to take advantage of it, according to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Napolitano, just... [Read more of this review]
South Korea To Step Up Safety Checks At Major Airports
SEOUL, Jan 27 (Bernama) — South Korea said Wednesday that it will intensify airport safety checks by establishing high-tech detectors that can more effectively screen passengers at major international airports this year, Yonhap news agency said.
Liquid bomb detectors and whole-body screeners will be installed at the nation’s main gateways... [Read more of this review]
Five crucial travel strategies for 2010
This year, planning your travels isn’t just about finding the best price, though that’s certainly on everyone’s mind. There are also new practicalities to consider that could have just as big an impact on your travels as how much you pay for your ticket. But in a year that will be marked by economic uncertainty, there’s a lot... [Read more of this review]
Demand for body scanners boosts R&D in industry
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 14 (UPI) — The security industry’s rush to secure a slice of the new global business in body scanners at airports and entry checkpoints in buildings has given a new impetus to research and development of all the related gadgetry.
Business worth billions of dollars is set to be generated from 2010 onwards because of the... [Read more of this review]
Body Scanners May Not Catch All Weapons
Lost in all the hype and hysteria following the Christmas Day attack and subsequent security overhaul is this: Whole-body imaging, a major aspect of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) airport security overhaul, is far from perfect. In fact, many are wondering whether they are effective enough to warrant widespread implementation, and... [Read more of this review]
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