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Buy Your Own Backscatter Scanner For the Bargain Price of $7,995! Screen Your Friends!

If you have not had enough of going through security checkpoints at airports to be screened, here is your chance to own this wonderful technology and install it in your own home — just in time for the holiday season.

Yes, folks: for the low, low bargain basement price of only $7,995.00, you too can be the proud owner of a Rapiscan Secure 1000 SP (Single Pose) Backscatter Body Scanner X-Ray machine, which supposedly normally costs $113,000.00 new.

That is a savings of $105,000.00! Such a deal!!! Why has Deals We Like not reported this amazing savings of almost 93 percent off of that supposed original list price?!?

Each system comes in three large crates; and if you need more than one, just let the seller know!

However, there is a catch…

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MileagePlus Account Protection: Why United Should Switch from PIN to Password

“Brian you should also do a write up about United they use the 4 digit pin for login”, reader Pete posted in the Comments area of this article warning about the security of accounts in the Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program, as some have been accessed and even sold by thieves. “Like Hilton it can’t be disabled. It also has to be provided to the customer service personnel when calling them. I believe the only way to get these companies to change sometimes is to put public pressure on them.”

I was thrilled when…

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86% of Frequent Fliers Dissatisfied With the Transportation Security Administration

People who fly frequently continue to be dissatisfied with the Transportation Security Administration and regard the screenings at airport security checkpoints to be ineffective, according to a survey which was conducted by Frequent Business Traveler magazine in conjunction with FlyerTalk.

According to this article written by Jeremy Del Nero which accompanied the survey, 86 percent of the 2,746 participants who were surveyed said they believe that the Transportation Security Administration is doing either a fair or poor job of managing screenings at airport security checkpoints throughout the United States. Two-thirds of frequent fliers agreed that the screening procedures of the Transportation Security Administration are ineffective at preventing acts of terrorism on an aircraft.

Here are the pie charts which reflect the statistics, courtesy of Accura Media Group LLC…

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Pre✓ or Not Pre✓?

The kiosk spit out my boarding pass as I begin my unintentional journey around the world; and for the first time, I was not eligible for the Transportation Security Administration Pre✓ line.

For the first time in who knows how long, I will have to take off my shoes; remove my bag liquids which somehow finds its way to the deepest crevice of my bag which I did not know existed; and walk through the full-body scanner.

Ugh. “First-world” problem; but ugh.

I looked at the line, which seemed to snake for miles…

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Nude Body Scanners Case Thrown Out By Court of Appeals

In a split vote of 2-1, “the United States 11th District Court of Appeals denied a petition filed by Jonathan Corbett who was suing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for violating the Fourth Amendment with the Rapiscan Secure 1000 SP full body scanners”, according to…

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Terror Alert in Australia Raised to Second-Highest Level

If you plan on traveling to or from Australia, expect increased security screenings at many public venues — including airports — due to the threat posed by local supporters of Islamic State militants, according to this article written by Jason Scott of Bloomberg Businessweek.

The National Terrorism Public Alert System in Australia was raised for the first time in…

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13 Years Since the September 11 Terror Attacks on the United States of America

Can you believe that it was 13 years ago today since the terror attacks which occurred in the United States of America on September 11, 2001?

In some ways to me, it seems like yesterday; but in other ways, it feels like that day was a lifetime ago. In fact, the last time I stood on the observation deck at the top of one of the towers at the World Trade Center was September 12, 1998.

I never would have dreamt that a mere three years later, the towers would be destroyed by a terrorist attack.

As I first imparted in this article three years ago, even when…

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Video: Notify TSA Agents of Prescription Medication at Airport Security Checkpoints

If you travel with pharmaceutical medication through airports located within the United States, you are advised to notify agents of the Transportation Security Administration of any prescriptions you possess; and you must separate said medications from your other belongings and show them before the screening process begins at an airport security checkpoint.

A new video with details of this advisory…

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Recording Police: Do You Have the Right?

Do you have the right to record police with video, audio or photographs while they are performing their duties — especially in a public place?

According to an article written by T.C. Sottek at The Verge, you not only absolutely have the right — but perhaps also the duty — to do so…

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