Wear one of the special garments and you’re virtually guaranteed a pat-down, the TSA says in a blog post that takes aim at “the products folks have created that are designed to shield private areas of passengers going through our Advanced Imaging Technology.”
A Kentucky attorney says his airport underwear line – designed to block private parts when air passengers go through full body scanners at security – has been such a hit he’s having trouble keeping up with demand.
LifeHacker The Transportation Security Administration has installed the new “backscatter” screening machines in many airports, but a good number of them aren’t actually used yet. One helpful site is compiling reports on which airports are still using X-ray/metal detector combinations. Ari Ofsevit went through an “enhanced pat-down,” and reported on it, but came to notice [...]
For those of you who want to protect your private parts from being ogled by TSA employees, crowdsourced online retail site Betabrand is now offering a scanner-proof undergarment, aptly called “Privates.”
A woman who passed through security at Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport in a wheelchair and her underwear missed her flight Tuesday, and she said TSA denied her boarding. A TSA spokeswoman wouldn’t say if the woman was denied by TSA employees.
If you want to let the TSA agent know you’re not happy about mandatory virtual strip searches, check out this new line of T-shirts, skivvies, and socks from artist Mike McQuade called 4th Amendment Wear.
9MSN A woman has managed to avoid an uncomfortable airport security pat-down in the US by wearing a bikini. Corinne Theile unbuttoned her overcoat to reveal the black two-piece before proceeding to her gate at LAX airport in Los Angeles. New regulations in the US require aeroplane passengers to either enter a scanner that sees [...]