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Groups Ask DHS to Suspend Full-Body Imagers

More than 30 privacy and civil liberties groups are asking the Department of Homeland Security to suspend the use of full body imagers at airports, saying there is evidence that privacy safeguards don't work and the devices are not effective.

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US Homeland Security Secretary Visits Nigeria

 

US Secretary for Homeland Security Janet Napolitano visited Abuja Sunday on the invitation of the federal government to assess steps taken so far to strengthen aviation security at the nation's international airports.
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DHS Changes Aviation Security Standards

Image ImageDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced some changes to aviation security measures on Friday. In the past, passengers from 14 countries that are either known to sponsor terrorism or are “of special interest” were subject to secondary screening. As seen on Christmas Day, the policy was ineffective—the underwear bomber got through because he was coming from a country that was not subject to automatic screening. Now, secondary screening will be based on intelligence, not based on country. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses the new policy and the impact it will have on travelers.

 

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