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Amid partial U.S. shutdown, airport screeners calling in sick

World / Politics Jan 6, 2019

Amid partial U.S. shutdown, airport screeners calling in sick

The federal agency tasked with guaranteeing U.S. airport security acknowledged an increase in the number of its employees calling off work during the partial government shutdown. Employees of the Transportation Security Administration are expected to work without pay during the shutdown because their jobs are ...

Gatwick and Heathrow airports order military-grade anti-drone equipment

World Jan 4, 2019

Gatwick and Heathrow airports order military-grade anti-drone equipment

London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports have ordered military-grade anti-drone defenses after drones caused three days of disruption at Gatwick last month, the airports confirmed late on Thursday. "While I can't go into detail about exactly what we have, I can confirm this was an investment ...

New Zealand's digital searches raise concerns

Asia Pacific Oct 5, 2018

New Zealand's digital searches raise concerns

New Zealand's civil rights watchdog has raised concerns over new laws allowing customs officers to demand passwords for electronic devices such as laptops or mobile phones at the border. Failure to comply with the "digital strip search" rules, which came into effect this week, can ...

Asia Pacific Oct 5, 2018

India plans facial recognition technology at airports

Indian flyers will soon be able to leave their identification cards and boarding passes at home after the government announced plans Thursday to introduce facial recognition technology at airports. The plan will be rolled out early next year in a bid to help congested airports ...