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#Airport Security

From TheJournal.ie US-bound passengers on a number of airlines to face stricter security interviews from tomorrow Pre-check In

US-bound passengers on a number of airlines to face stricter security interviews from tomorrow

Carriers affected include Norwegian Air, Air France and Lufthansa.

From TheJournal.ie Man found guilty of trying to smuggle pipe bomb onto Ryanair flight Manchester

Man found guilty of trying to smuggle pipe bomb onto Ryanair flight

In January, Nadeem Muhammed tried to carry a bomb onto a Ryanair plane at Manchester Airport.

From TheJournal.ie Passengers warned of potential long delays at airports in Europe this summer Airport Security

Passengers warned of potential long delays at airports in Europe this summer

A new EU regulation introduced in March has led to tighter border control in European airports.

From TheJournal.ie US announces tougher airline security rules - but no laptop ban for now Trans-atlantic

US announces tougher airline security rules - but no laptop ban for now

“We are raising the bar globally” for security standards, said one senior official.

From TheJournal.ie Shannon passengers flying to US no longer have to queue twice for security checks Pre-clearance

Shannon passengers flying to US no longer have to queue twice for security checks

A new screening system is being trialled to combine European and US pre-clearance systems.

From The42 Schalke player's passport, laptop and plane ticket stolen while giving TV interview Airport Security

Schalke player's passport, laptop and plane ticket stolen while giving TV interview

Germany international Dennis Aogo was flying to Ukraine for a Europa League clash.

From TheJournal.ie Flying to the States? Be wary - US airport security is worryingly awful... Insecure Much This post contains videos

Flying to the States? Be wary - US airport security is worryingly awful...

A recent internal investigation found US security procedures failing routine weapons security tests in 96% of cases.

From TheJournal.ie Why is airport security different around the world? Security Concerns

Why is airport security different around the world?

Shoes off? Laptops out? One shoe on? Laptop half in the bag, half out?

From TheJournal.ie UK tightens airport security after US warning, Dublin Airport says it's business as usual Pat Down

UK tightens airport security after US warning, Dublin Airport says it's business as usual

The US says there are concerns terror groups have developed new non-traceable explosives.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think flight restrictions should be relaxed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think flight restrictions should be relaxed?

From next month, pocket knives with blades of up to six centimetres are to be allowed on flights in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin to be studied in its capacity as a 'smart city' Smart Cities

Dublin to be studied in its capacity as a 'smart city'

€2.3m grant will fund five years of research into how technology influences life in the capital.

From TheJournal.ie In photos: what has US airport security confiscated this week? TSA This post contains images

In photos: what has US airport security confiscated this week?

Well, for a start, some grenades, guns and knife-combs.

From TheJournal.ie Airports and alarms: Commission outlines plan to boost EU security industry Security

Airports and alarms: Commission outlines plan to boost EU security industry

European Commission says it will propose legislation to standardise the certification of airport screening technology.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How will airport security fight terrorist threats in the future? Terrorism

Explainer: How will airport security fight terrorist threats in the future?

Infra-red scanners, behavioural profiling: what will terrorists of the future be up against? And will it work?

From TheJournal.ie Some passengers face extra security checks flying from Dublin Airport Dublin Airport

Some passengers face extra security checks flying from Dublin Airport

The chair of the Civil Aviation Security committee confirmed new measures would be put in place after an audit found faults.

From TheJournal.ie 'Two months' to rectify security problems at Dublin Airport - DAA Airport Security

'Two months' to rectify security problems at Dublin Airport - DAA

Two security issues have arisen at Dublin Airport as a result of a recent EU audit, the Dublin Airport Authority has said today.

Drugs smugglers leave bag on airport carousel

“What did we forget?”…

From TheJournal.ie Airport security investigated over video of man being dragged face-down Oklahoma This post contains videos

Airport security investigated over video of man being dragged face-down

Oklahoma officers were videoed pulling the man by his legs as he lay face-down on the floor.

From TheJournal.ie Son of US presidential hopeful Ron Paul detained at airport Airport Security This post contains videos

Son of US presidential hopeful Ron Paul detained at airport

Rand Paul refused to accept a pat-down search from security officials.

From TheJournal.ie Daggers found hidden in hollowed-out book at US airport Daggers

Daggers found hidden in hollowed-out book at US airport

TSA officials found the weapons concealed in a passenger’s book at a Washington airport.

From TheJournal.ie Four arrested over airport cigarette seizure Cigarettes

Four arrested over airport cigarette seizure

Three men and a woman from Poland have been remanded in custody for a week over the 53,860 cigarettes found at Dublin Airport.

US airport security leave lewd note in woman's luggage

A blogger travelling from New Jersey to Dublin was shocked to find a note left in her luggage by airport security staff, urging her to get her “freak on”.

From TheJournal.ie Man boards US flight with invalid airline pass US

Man boards US flight with invalid airline pass

US authorities say that when arrested, the Nigeran man had more than ten other expired boarding passes belonging to other people in his bag.

THAI AUTHORITIES RESCUED a two-month-old tiger cub from a woman’s suitcase as she attempted to smuggle the animal out of the country on Sunday.

The drugged baby tiger was among a bag full of stuffed tiger teddies.

Airport authorities became suspicious when they spotted the woman struggling with the heavy bag. The live cub showed up in the x-ray check of the bag.

The woman was due to board a flight from Bangkok to Iran, when the sedated wildcat was discovered.

The cub is being cared for by specialists at a rescue centre in Thailand.

Chris Shepherd, from the animal protection organisation Traffic, praised authorities for rescuing the animal, and called for stronger monitoring systems and deterrents to be put in place.

If people are trying to smuggle live tigers in their check-in luggage, they obviously think wildlife smuggling is something easy to get away with and do not fear reprimand.

Only sustained pressure on wildlife traffickers and serious penalties can change that.

Traffic says that tiger populations through Asia are threatened by smugglers, despite being listed as an endangered species.

Thai officials are investigating whether the cub was bred in captivity, or captured from the wild.

[caption id="attachment_15731" align="alignnone" width="512" caption="A Thai veterinarian feeds the baby tiger cub at the Wildlife Health Unit at the Department of National Parks in Bngkok Thailand on 27 August, 2010."][/caption]

DESPITE INSISTING that body image scans taken by security machines could not be recorded or stored, authorities in the US have now admitted to storing tens of thousands of such pictures.

US authorities caused a flurry of protests when they unveiled plans to use new security technology in airports, which has been likened to a “digital strip search”. Critics of the scans have said that they invade passengers’ privacy, but these claims were dismissed.

The US Transportation Security Administration issued a statement last year saying that “scanned images cannot be stored or recorded.”

However, it has now emerged that the authorities have been saving tens of thousands of images collected through the scanning procedure. The number of saved images from a security checkpoint in one Florida courthouse alone amounted to 35,314 intimate pictures.

Plans to bring the scanners into operation in all major US airports were announced two weeks ago.