Border Agents Can Search Phones Freely Under New Circuit Court Ruling

By Adi Robertson, The Verge. -

A US appeals court has ruled that Customs and Border Protection agents can conduct in-depth searches of phones and laptops, overturning an earlier legal victory for civil liberties groups. First [...]

TSA Sued Over Searches Of Digital Devices

By Staff, -

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit today demanding government documents about Transportation Security [...]

TSA Facial Recognition; Part Of Growing Biometric Surveillance System

By Michael Maharrey, -

By Michael Maharrey for Activist Post - The federal government plans to use a TSA program advertised as a way to avoid lines at airport security checkpoints to harvest photos and other biometric [...]

Millions Of Americans May Need Passport To Board Domestic Flights In 2018

By Carey Wedler, -

By Carey Wedler for Anti-Media - Come January 22, all states are required to be in compliance with the Real ID Act unless they have received extensions. DHS is currently reviewing extension [...]

New TSA Policy May Lead To Increased Scrutiny Of Reading Material

By Jay Stanley, -

By Jay Stanley for ACLU - The TSA is testing new requirements that passengers remove books and other paper goods from their carry-on baggage when going through airline security. Given the [...]

Naked Protest Against TSA Not Protected By First Amendment

By David Kravet, -

By David Kravet for ARS Technica - An Oregon man who stripped naked at an airport security screening checkpoint must pay a $500 fine after a federal appeals court ruled that the First Amendment [...]

TSA Warns Police To Expect Complaints From New Intrusive Searches

By Justin Bachman, -

By Justin Bachman for Bloomberg - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has declined to say exactly where—and how—employees will be touching air travelers as part of the more invasive [...]

The TSA “Academy” -

By Chris Bray for TSA News - All analysis about the TSA eventually becomes the very same analysis, because the core of what the agency does never changes. Nor does the news media’s relentlessly [...]

TSA Finds Money In Passenger’s Bag, DEA Takes It

By Lisa Simeone, -

By Lisa Simeone in TSA News Blog - From the Washington Post comes this story of not only another instance of TSA abuse, but the TSA’s bragging about said abuse. The headline reads: “Why the [...]

TSA Has No Excuse To Continue Groping

By James Bovard, -

By James Bovard in USAToday. Last August, Transportation Security Administrationchief John Pistole attacked an article I wrote, stating that it was "Misleading, inaccurate and unfairly disparages [...]

Homeland Security Agencies Exempted From Racial Profiling Rules

By Kevin Gosztola, -

Key security agencies in the United States are expected to be exempted from new Justice Department rules announced by President Barack Obama’s administration to reduce racial profiling by federal [...]

Obama Approves Massive Increase In Terror List

By Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux, -

The “March 2013 Watchlisting Guidance,” a 166-page document issued last year by the National Counterterrorism Center, spells out the government’s secret rules for putting individuals on its main [...]

Stacey Armato Wins Lawsuit Against TSA

By ABombazine, -

Stacey Armato, the lawyer and mother who was bullied, harassed, and made to miss her flight by the TSA in 2010, has reached a settlement in her lawsuit against the TSA. We've written about Armato [...]

‘Naked American Hero’ Ordered To Pay $500 For TSA Protest, Promises Appeal

By Lisa Simeone, -

We have an update on the case of John Brennan, the man who stripped naked at a TSA checkpoint in April of 2012. We first wrote about Brennan here. We then provided updates here, where he said he [...]

More Stories From TSA Hell

By Lisa Simeone, -

Our whistleblower buddy Jason Harrington has written another exposé. We were the first site in the blabbosphere to publicize Harrington's TSA tell-all blog, called Taking Sense Away. That was two [...]

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