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The TSA Is Using Behavior Screening To Identify Undocumented Immigrants

The Transportation Security Administration uses full-body scanners and other equipment to gauge whether travelers are a threat or not. And as much as it sucks to go through the TSA’s invasive X-ray and scanning checkpoints, it turns out the TSA’s tactics are pretty messed up even when they’re low-tech. »4/06/15 2:48pm4/06/15 2:48pm

The Craziest Stuff People Tried to Sneak Onto Airplanes This Year

We may shake our heads at the TSA's antics from time to time, but the men and women holding you up at airport security are actually dealing with some pretty scary prospects. Like loaded firearms. And grenades. And daggers. And for whatever reason, a hell of a lot of sword canes. Here are some of the craziest things… »12/23/14 12:20pm12/23/14 12:20pm

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

The TSA's 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. »8/20/14 12:53pm8/20/14 12:53pm

A Removable Belt Buckle That Makes Airport Security a Breeze

If you're tired of almost having to completely undress as you're herded like cattle through airport security, there's an entire subset of the clothing industry designed to make that ordeal a little more bearable. Like Hummus Apparel's new line of belts featuring a buckle that can be easily slipped off and dropped in a… »6/02/14 9:40am6/02/14 9:40am

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

Nobody likes the TSA. They slow you down at the airport. They pat you down. They take away your Christmas presents. 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 national… »1/31/14 3:40pm1/31/14 3:40pm

TSA: 'Pay $85 to skip our security checks and get back your dignity'

TSA Pre-Check—a paid registration system that allows airplane passengers to skip security checks as long as they agree to get fingerprinted—is now available to everyone instead of just frequent fliers from some airlines. Now you just have to pay them $85 to get back the dignity and rights they stole from you. »9/05/13 9:10am9/05/13 9:10am

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

A week in the life of the TSA is already ridiculously productive. What about seven months? 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… »8/14/12 10:33pm8/14/12 10:33pm

The TSA Finds About 5 Guns at Security Checkpoints EVERY DAY

Going through airport security is hell in a hole. We all know that. What is this liquid that's two ounces too heavy? Is that really a teddy bear? Apparently, some people don't care and think they can sneak a gun through security checkpoints. Seriously! On a typical day, the TSA confiscates four to five guns from… »11/04/11 3:20pm11/04/11 3:20pm