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U.S. Court Rules in favor of Body Scanners

The Court defied Fourth Amendment and told TSA to get public comments on body scanners. Associated Press July 16, 2011 The public should have had the chance to raise concerns about full body scanners before the government put them in airports around the country, a federal appeals court said Friday. But now that the machines are there, the government doesn’t have to stop using them. The U.S. Court of ...Read full article...

Mother arrested for Protecting their Children from TSA

by Erin Quinn The Tennessean July 13, 2011 A 41-year-old Clarksville woman was arrested after Nashville airport authorities say she was belligerent and verbally abusive to security officers, refusing for her daughter to be patted down at a security checkpoint. Andrea Fornella Abbott yelled and swore at Transportation Security Administration agents Saturday afternoon at Nashville International Airport, saying she did not want her daughter to be “touched inappropriately or ...Read full article...

The Homeland Security Business

Note: Just as it happens with military conflict, the continuous imaginary scare of terrorism also bolsters the homeland security business with companies earning government contracts to provide security technology for monitoring infrastructure and citizens, even within their own houses. By Constance Gustke CNBC.com May 30, 2011 A decade after the 9/11 terror attacks, homeland security is still a growth business.The niche—that includes James Bond-like tools such as infrared cameras, ...Read full article...