The theft of an empty plane by an airline worker who performed dangerous loops before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound illustrated what aviation experts have long known: One of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport employees causing mayhem.
Federal air marshals have begun following ordinary US citizens not suspected of a crime or on any terrorist watch list and collecting extensive information about their movements and behavior under a new domestic surveillance program that is drawing criticism from within the agency.
Bill Blair doesn’t even know what his job is.
The Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula last month began employing two robots — one that stands motionless in the valet parking area and a mobile rocket-shaped automatron that patrols the lobby area — in addition to the 300-person security staff and thousands of mounted surveillance cameras.
The company also added a feature (which was first announced in April) on the Uber app that will allow riders to notify 911, and it’s testing a feature that would send the user’s location to 911 operators.
How about this: don’t get into cars with people you don’t know.
The federal government is embarking on a new pilot program that will allow people to cross borders faster if they create a digital profile filled with their personal information on their mobile devices.
The Known Traveller Digital Identity is a joint venture between the governments of Canada and the Netherlands, and will be tested first on travellers going between those countries. The plan is to have it ready for a wider global rollout by 2020.
Unprecedented security measures will be undertaken in New York City to protect the festivities on New Year’s Eve when close to a million revelers are expected to gather around Time Square to watch the iconic ball drop at midnight.
German police were reportedly approached by an informant about Amri in Nov. 2015 and had his cell phone under surveillance when they learned of him downloading terror instruction manuals. Ten months prior to the attack German authorities also knew that Amri was using his cell phone to message Islamic State operatives in Libya.
With Christmas approaching, the allahu akbarriers in front of Cologne Cathedral were lettered with “Do not be afraid!” (Fürchtet euch nicht, Luke 2:10), in large letters early Friday morning.
A German TV show decided to ram a truck into a set of “Merkel Blocks,” aka “Diversity barriers” to see whether they would actually protect people from being run over by a truck of peace.
It turns out — shockingly — they barely stop anything.
No charges were filed.
Why take Somali “community leaders” on an exclusive airport-security tour?
In an extensive survey on the future of technology, Demos asked their 2,003 respondents how long of a delay – if any -they would be prepared to put up with between pressing “send” and their post appearing online if it meant technology companies such as Twitter and Facebook were able to better police the content uploaded to their sites.
As of today – Monday, November 27, 2017 – small knives with blades of up to 6 cm will be permitted as carry-on luggage on domestic and most international flights, with the exception of flights to and from the United States.
Even the craziest immigration systems dreamed up by European officials have not yet come up with something like America’s “diversity visa” lottery, by which someone named “Sword of Allah” is promptly let into the country — only then to mow people down in a New York bicycle lane.