The TSA will no longer require children 12 years or younger to remove their shoes while going through airport security. It's part of a larger change that might even stop the nasty TSA from groping kids too. It sounds good but it's really not.
You gotta hand it to the TSA, they're really good at making you hate traveling. CNN has recently obtained a list of 70 "behavioral indicators" that the TSA uses to identify potentially high risk passengers and one of 'em is if you complain about the TSA.
The Washington Post wrote an interesting article regarding the TSA and the private security firms seeking to replace them. The Post found that workers of the private firms compete against each other in airport security-related games to win cash.