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'Star Wars' actor's lightsaber cane gets him detained by TSA

Peter Mayhew, the extremely tall man who plays Chewbacca, confounds TSA operatives in Denver with his lightsaber cane. Apparently, it was too long for their liking.

By Jun. 10, 2013

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Did the TSA gank your missing iPad?

TV sting operation reveals one security officer at the Orlando airport who couldn't resist snagging an iPad.

By Sep. 28, 2012

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Techie gets naked to protest TSA

A Portland, Ore., man, who is reportedly Silicon Valley-bound, removes his clothing at Portland airport to prove he doesn't have a bomb.

By Apr. 18, 2012

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TSA, bored of seeing you naked, removing airport body scanners

The Transport Security Administration says its techies have failed to create software that would allow passengers to appears less naked when going through scanners, so it is removing the devices.

By Jan. 19, 2013

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Court to TSA: Hey, what about your nude scanners?

A federal court wonders why the TSA hasn't held public hearings or issued rules about its nude scanners, even though it was ordered to a year ago.

By Aug. 1, 2012

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Friday Poll: Do you choose the TSA body scanner option?

You're in the security line at the airport, and it's choose-your-own-adventure time. Do you go with the scanner or the pat-down?

By Aug. 3, 2012

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TSA wants to buy $3 million worth of Macs and iDevices

Transportation agency says it needs 1,000 Apple computers and 1,000 Apple handheld devices to support its counter-terrorism mission.

By May. 24, 2012

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TSA asks congressional panel to uninvite critic Bruce Schneier

Agency accused of "security theater" provides some drama as it pushes Bruce Schneier off panel on body screening.

By Mar. 26, 2012

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Professors: TSA scanners simple to dupe

Two professors at the University of California, San Francisco say the TSA's body scanners do not detect large, irregularly shaped objects because they could be confused with normal anatomy.

By Dec. 14, 2010

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TSA hopes scanner upgrades reduce privacy worries

A software upgrade to address privacy concerns will be rolled out more broadly but is unlikely to eliminate health and other concerns related to so-called pornoscanners.

By Jul. 21, 2011