This Millimeter Wave Radar Will Give Everybody TSA Vision

Millimeter wave radars have been saddled with an unfairly negative public perception ever since the TSA's bumbling body scanner program began. But, the technology itself is immensely useful for more than peeping under clothes and this miniaturized prototype from the Fraunhofer Institute aims to prove it. » 3/28/13 11:30am 3/28/13 11:30am

Fliers Claim TSA Have Deactivated Body Scanners [Updated]

According to tweeting travelers, many backscatter and millimeter-wave AIT scanning machines at airports are not in use at all, making opting out impossible. We've asked DHS/TSA for comment, but you can help us confirm. » 11/24/10 3:19pm 11/24/10 3:19pm

National Opt-Out Day Is A Bust, Says TSA

According to the TSA's "Blogger Bob," basically nobody is choosing to opt out of the advance screening at airports across the country despite "National Opt-Out Day". Some airports report zero opt-outs. So much for the uprising. [] » 11/24/10 12:32pm 11/24/10 12:32pm

Exclusive: TSA Says Body Scanners Saving Images 'Impossible'

Can the body scanners used by the TSA save images? It seems unreasonable to geeks that a computer cannot save any images at all—ever. But according to a statement made to Gizmodo by the TSA, that's the case. » 11/22/10 1:20pm 11/22/10 1:20pm

Here's A List of US Airports Currently Using Full Body Scanners

According to the TSA, there are currently 385 full body scanners in 68 different US airports. Check to see if your local airport is using these scanners to sneak a peak at your goodies. » 11/20/10 2:00pm 11/20/10 2:00pm

Orlando Airport Kicks Out The TSA

Responding to outcry about the TSA's scanning, Orlando's Sanford Airport has invoked a little-known clause that allows them to replace the TSA with one of five approved third-party security firms, citing "more accountability and better customer service." Here's hoping. [WDBO] » 11/18/10 1:29pm 11/18/10 1:29pm

Junk Security: ‘Naked Scanners’ Won’t Keep Us Safe

In May, Transportation Security Administration screener Rolando Negrin pummeled a co-worker with his government-issued baton. The feud began, according to a Miami-Dade Police Department report, after Mr. Negrin's training session with one of the agency's whole-body imagers. » 11/17/10 11:52am 11/17/10 11:52am

Airline Pilots Fight Against TSA Body Scans Too

Not only individuals are standing up against TSA's body scans and practices, but the most powerful pilot union in the world is fighting them too, according to this ALPA security alert sent by a Continental pilot. Napolitano's enemy list keeps growing. » 11/17/10 11:40am 11/17/10 11:40am

One Hundred Naked Citizens: One Hundred Leaked Body Scans

At the heart of the controversy over "body scanners" is a promise: The images of our naked bodies will never be public. U.S. Marshals in a Florida Federal courthouse saved 35,000 images on their scanner. These are those images. » 11/16/10 11:00am 11/16/10 11:00am

Millimeter Wave Chips Could Make Wireless A/V a Normal Thing

Wireless HD TVs and Blu-ray players are far from standard, but that may change as a plethora of super fast millimeter wave chips—based upon a standard by the IEEE802 (Wi-Fi) board—are released later this year. » 2/01/10 11:20am 2/01/10 11:20am

20-Gigabit Wireless Data Achieved By Crossing Laser Beams

How do you make a wireless transmission that is as fast or even faster than most fiber-optic data passages? With laser beams of course! According to a Technology Review piece » 10/06/08 10:45pm 10/06/08 10:45pm, super smart people at Battelle research in Columbus, OH figured out a way, using millimeter wave technology, to send data at speeds up to 20…