Mashed Potatoes Are A Liquid And Other TSA Stupidity

In January, former Transportation Security Administration officer Jason Edward Harrington gave Politico an account what like was like as a TSA agent. Now he's back, this time speaking about what's wrong with the upper levels of the Administration. » 4/03/14 12:41pm 4/03/14 12:41pm

The TSA Laughs At Your Naked Body And Does Not Stop Terrorists

If you somehow need more proof that the Transportation Security Administration is an expensive, invasive joke of a federal agency that does not actually thwart airline terrorism, then writer and former TSA screener Jason Edward Harrington is happy to give you some. » 1/31/14 1:20pm 1/31/14 1:20pm

Two Kids Broke Into LaGuardia In '68 And Recorded This Great Footage

This footage was shot on a LaGuardia runway. Yes, two kids just hopped a fence and started filming right on runway 31 back in 1968. Airport security has changed a bit little since then. » 10/11/13 4:10pm 10/11/13 4:10pm

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 10:14am 9/05/13 10:14am

TSA Offers Grope-Free Airport Security Screening For Just $85

The TSA, America's tireless army of blue-shirted warriors tasked with protecting us from sexy women, disabled children, airline pilots and Rand Paul, are about to offer a sweet deal if getting groped isn't your bag. » 7/30/13 1:42pm 7/30/13 1:42pm

The TSA Wouldn't Let This Woman Bring Vodka Through Security So She…

That rule that you can only bring three ounce bottles through airport security is really annoying, but it's been a fact of life for years now. So what do you do with a 1.75-liter bottle of Smirnoff vodka you've "forgotten" to remove from your carry-on luggage? » 10/03/12 9:30am 10/03/12 9:30am

How JFK Airport's $100 Million Security System Was Defeated By A Jet…

Daniel Casillo started last night by racing some friends on jet skis near JFK airport. His night ended in custody, having easily broken through the airport's $100 million, state-of-the-art security systems. Strangely, the airport couldn't be happier. » 8/13/12 1:20pm 8/13/12 1:20pm

The TSA Let a Loaded Gun Get on an Airplane

A man accidentally brought his loaded .40 caliber gun onto an airplane. He didn't know he had it. Neither did the TSA, who completely missed it during its scan and allowed that plane to fly. Apparently, this happens a lot. » 12/19/10 4:34pm 12/19/10 4:34pm

The History of Airport Security, Visualized

The TSA's been under fire for everything from overly aggressive screenings to ongoing privacy concerns. That's where we are. But how did we get here? Like anything else: step by step. » 11/22/10 9:34pm 11/22/10 9:34pm

These Vans Can See You Naked With Their Full-Body Scanners

It's not just airport security that can see you naked with their full-body scanner, AS&E's Z Backscatter Vans do the same thing. Only difference is that, well, vans are mobile vehicles that can hit the streets and target anyone. » 8/30/10 9:15am 8/30/10 9:15am