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.
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.
Police are rolling out a new technology that would place steel spikes on London’s roads to prevent the vehicle-ramming attacks which have become the favoured method of terrorists in Europe.
Ridiculous rubbish. Stupendously stupid. Preposterous poppycock.
The new measures will be enforced starting July 19 and include:
- Enhanced overall passenger screening.
- Heightened screening of personal electronic devices.
- Increased security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas.
- The use of advanced technology, expanded canine screening and the establishment of additional pre-clearance locations.
The next time you see Canadian airport security confiscating a half-full bottle of Diet Coke from a confused Saskatchewan grandmother, just remember that you’re not alone in suspecting that this is an utterly flawed system to keep aircraft safe.
In fact, a cadre of security experts would agree with you.
He had lugged the 50 lb bag of Milorganite into the garden in order to discover, as on many prior occasions, that he had nothing with which to open it. He blamed this on the war on terror and the TSA.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) conducted the test last Thursday by sending agents disguised as ordinary passengers into the airport in order to see if screeners were up to snuff, KMSP reported.