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4 comments

Different pair of hands (1)

dorkinson (1615103) | more than 3 years ago | (#34271112)

The TSA points out that even if an airport decides to use a private firm for security, the screeners still must follow TSA guidelines. That would include using the full body scanners if they are installed at the airport.

Does this mean that the "upgraded" pat-down would have to be enforced too? While the potential for better hiring practices is enticing, it's mostly useless if the TSA still has carte blanche for security procedures. Still, it's good to see the backlash extending to airports.

Smart Move (1)

lackofcolor (1943122) | more than 3 years ago | (#34271666)

I could see this becoming a trend and spreading to other airports. Americans attach nakedness to intimacy and any instance that causes the exposure of our bodies leaves us feeling very vulnerable. I do not foresee that changing anytime in the near future, and I think many people will appreciate places with alternatives to TSA.

Ron Paul says enough is enough (1)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 3 years ago | (#34272210)

Ron Paul introduces bill saying TSA must follow the same laws as everyone else. He also makes great point that our liberties are being eroded for security theatre:

http://paul.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1796:introducing-the-air-traveler-dignity-act&catid=16:speeches [house.gov]

Misleading? (2, Informative)

zientiss (1943130) | more than 3 years ago | (#34273042)

The brief article seems to conflict with this post's opening sentence. According to the article, the TSA requires airports that have private security ("private airports"?) to follow TSA guidelines, performing the same manual examinations and body scans as the TSA does. How is that opting out of TSA screening in any way besides having someone else do it?
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