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People Are Still Constantly Bringing Batarangs On Flights And The TSA Is Annoyed

Most of us can pretty confidently guess what is and isn’t allowed on an aeroplane. No weapons is a big one. And yet, in recent months, one item that should pretty obviously be a “cannot bring on board” item has been consistently been confiscated by the TSA: Batarangs.


This Robot Luggage Handler Will Give You Even More Time To Stand In A Check-In Line

Every airline claims it has a better solution for the logistical hellscape that is checked luggage, from fancy new RFID tags to charging $$$ to deter the practice entirely. But the only way to never lose a bag again is to completely automate the process. Which is exactly what this adorable robot is designed to do.


TSA In The US Is So Bad That Delta Installed Its Own Ultra-Efficient Checkpoints

To help alleviate long lines at Atlanta’s airport, Delta spent more than a million dollars to install a pair of new high-tech security lanes that can handle more passengers simultaneously. When even the airlines, who are happy to charge passengers extra to sit next to their family members, thinks the United States’ TSA is doing a bad job, you know there’s a problem.


TSA's $US1.4 Million App Takes About 10 Minutes To Build

The TSA Randomizer iPad app has two jobs: 1) point left or right, and 2) do it randomly. It’s an app a novice coder would write. And it cost the TSA $US1.4 million.


The TSA's Response To Its Master Key Scandal Is Priceless

“Scandal” might be too strong a word. But you’d the TSA would have been ashamed when hackers released 3D-printer files for its master keys, which can open any any TSA-recommended luggage lock. Does the TSA feel ashamed? Not even close.


You Can Now 3D-Print Your Own TSA Master Keys

TSA-recognised locks provide little more than a false sense of security. That’s not news. It is news, however, that some hacker type has uploaded the CAD files of the agency’s master keys to Github, so that anybody can 3D-print them at home. Let the stealing begin!


This Might Be The Best US Government Instagram Account Of All

This week, I did a round-up of some of the best US government Instagram accounts, but as several readers pointed out, I neglected to mention one very special Insta-goldmine: The TSA. We covered this treasure trove in its early days, but it’s such a gem we thought you deserved a reminder.


95 Per Cent Of Fake Bombs Made It Through Airport Security In DHS Test

Does taking off your shoes, emptying your pockets and putting your laptop in a little plastic bin make you feel safe? Maybe it shouldn’t. According to the US Department of Homeland Security, the TSA is doing a lousy job. Like, “failed to detect mock weapons 95 per cent of the time” lousy.


FBI And TSA Warn Airlines To Watch Out For Wi-Fi Hacks

Following concerns about the plausibility and dangers of passengers hacking aeroplane Wi-Fi networks, the FBI and TSA have issued a joint alert warning airlines to be increasingly vigilant about monitoring for such attacks.


The TSA Made Nearly $675,000 In Loose Change Last Year

You may be thinking “good riddance” when you remove a handful of nickels and pennies from your pockets at airport security in the States, but your loss is the US government’s gain.


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