Analysts and lawmakers are concerned about a new TSA program that instructs passengers to insert their IDs into a machine and takes a pictures of them.
Surveillance tech that isn't banned often becomes mandatory eventually.
The government is refining its ability to track your movements with little discussion.
The bill also gives TSA employees the power to collectively bargain, which means more pay raises are likely in the future.
The San Francisco Police Department assured the public it had "no plans to arm robots with guns." But assurances aren't guarantees.
The Transportation Security Administration is one of the more useless, invasive appendages of the post-9/11 security state. It’s well past time to get rid of it.
The risk of broad and overcautious policies is one we should take more seriously.
Making schools more like prisons would not appreciably decrease violence.
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Creating a TSA-like experience for every single New York City subway rider is one of the worst ideas floated in the wake of yesterday's tragic shooting.
"I know the CDC is working to develop a scientific framework," says Ashish K. Jha
The same agency that brought us security theater continues to enforce a rule that never made sense.
The policy, which covers trains, buses, and subways as well, is now set to expire on April 18.
The unions' support for hygiene theater is of a piece with their support for security theater.
The bumbling TSA and performative mask requirements are ineffective air-travel hassles.
Keddins Etienne's experience shows that bullies who seize innocent people's property tend to back down when their victims put up a fight.
No matter what the public wants, crises typically leave the state more powerful.
While liquid limits are common, America's shoe removal policy is nearly unique, and many countries allow small pocket knives.
The consolidation of numerous unrelated government agencies within a single department has led to decades of waste, mismanagement, and terrible abuses of authority.
Los Angeles County is nevertheless aping the WHO by recommending universal masking "to be extra safe."
The agency's rule, which it recently extended until mid-September, makes no sense as a safety measure.
We have to stop governing by emergency.
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Could that end up costing more lives than it saves?
But these lawmakers think they should be.
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The lawsuit argues that the DEA is violating the Fourth Amendment by seizing money from travelers without evidence of criminal activity.
From relaxed TSA rules to speedy FDA approvals, the coronavirus is forcing authorities to admit many of their regulations are unnecessary.
Keeping America safe!
It took the TSA multiple weeks to complete its review and conclude that Coke bottles are not a tool of terrorism.
"It could create concern that it’s the real thing," officials say.
Libertarians have a lot of ideas about how to dismantle one of the most bloated, ineffective government departments ever.
If it takes a QAnon conspiracy theorist to get the president pissed off at the TSA, then so be it.
They're just helping the TSA push its scaremongering narrative.