Sep 09, 2009 -An affiliate of al Qaeda has taken a page from the drug mule's playbook, hiding an improvised explosive device (IED) in the anal cavity of a suicide bomber who detonated himself in late August in Saudi Arabia, reports the Australian Associated Press (AAP).
Jun 19, 2009 -A new report from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General (OI) says terrorist threats to general aviation are "limited and mostly hypothetical" and are not sufficient to increase government regulation.
Jun 08, 2009 -The House of Representatives on Friday said no to the Transportation Security Administration's efforts to introduce whole-body imaging machines as the primary screening technology at the nation's airports.
Jun 03, 2009 -The decision by the Department of Homeland Security to halt four weekly flights from Atlanta to Nairobi, Kenya, over security concerns has rankled the Kenyan government, which has summoned the U.S. ambassador to explain the decision, reports Reuters.
May 19, 2009 -Civil libertarians led by the Electronic Privacy Information Center called on homeland security chief Janet Napolitano to suspend the roll out of whole body imaging technology because the new security machines perform a virtual strip search of passengers.
May 15, 2009 -London's Stansted Airport in the United Kingdom has begun testing security gates with facial recognition software as the first part of an eventual roll out of the new security gates to 10 more airports by August 2009.