Body Odor ID System Is the Next Generation of Disappointing Tech

If you think the future is going to bring us all awesome hover boots, weird sexrobots, and spaceships capable of ferrying us to Mars, it's time you lower your expectations because the next big technological innovation rumbling down the airport terminal is (drumroll) body odor identification systems, which will be just… » 2/09/14 5:15pm 2/09/14 5:15pm

How to Lock Down Facebook Privacy Now That Old Posts Are Searchable

As of yesterday, Facebook Graph Search has officially opened its big, omniscient arms to every last check-in, status update, note, and comment you've ever posted throughout your entire Facebook career. Which, yes, sounds pretty terrifying, but don't worry—we're here to help you cover your tracks. » 10/01/13 3:49pm 10/01/13 3:49pm

Bumbling TSA Agent Accidentally Spills Grandpa's Ashes All Over Airport …

At this point, it's beginning to seem like the TSA needs to create a new agency—the Dignity Protection Administration—whose sole job is just to stand next to TSA agents and make sure they don't do anything dumb. One thing that the DPA could do, for instance, is prevent TSA agents from opening jars containing people's… » 6/27/12 9:30am 6/27/12 9:30am

Wouldn't We All Secretly Like to Turn the Tables on a TSA Agent?

Today in perversely satisfying news: A 59-year-old woman was going through security at Southwest Florida International Airport when she threw down her bags and theatrically groped a TSA supervisor's crotch. The woman, Carol Jean Price, says she was just demonstrating the aggressive groping she'd just received from a… » 6/21/12 1:40pm 6/21/12 1:40pm

Man Strips Down at Airport Security to Protest the TSA Getting All Up…

There are plenty of reasons to dislike the TSA—any organization that hates cupcakes as much as they do should certainly be given some serious side eye. But one traveler got so fed up with them bothering him that in a burst of rage he got naked in the security line at the airport in protest. It's like when the… » 4/18/12 11:55pm 4/18/12 11:55pm

‘Girls Around Me’ Developer Defends Its App’s Freedom to Be Super…

After Foursquare cut off access on Saturday to the charming "Girls Around Me" app that made it possible to view the location of women on a map and their publicly available Facebook data and pictures, app's Russian developer, i-Free Innovations, issued a statement defending its right to streamline predatory stalking.… » 4/01/12 12:00pm 4/01/12 12:00pm

Canada Screws Up Royally and Refuses to Let Transgender People Fly


Well, so much for our neighbors to the north being a paragon of politeness and acceptance. There's been a disturbing change made to Canadian airport security screening rules which means that now transgender people are not allowed to board airplanes in the country. That is obviously hugely problematic and insane for… » 1/30/12 9:45pm 1/30/12 9:45pm

Watch A Terrifying Mob Of Shoe-Crazed Women Lose Their Shit At Saks

For many the holidays are about spending time with family and reflecting on the coming new year, but for others they're about elbowing people out of the way so they can buy more stuff. On Monday, the day when rabid bargain hunters took to stores in search of post-holiday sales, the traditionally upscale and even… » 12/28/11 10:55am 12/28/11 10:55am

Two More Elderly Women Say TSA Strip Searched Them

Over the weekend, Lenore Zimmerman reported that on a recent flight from Florida back to her home in New York, TSA agents forced her to pull down her pants and underwear. Apparently, airport officials singled out the Florida to New York route for some special holiday harassment this year, because now two more women… » 12/05/11 10:20pm 12/05/11 10:20pm

Another Natural-Haired Woman Gets The TSA Special

"My hair is called an Afro," says Isis Brantley in the video above. The Dallas hairdresser hasn't cut her hair since she was 12 years old. She says it was that hair that led her to be chased down by a TSA guard and subjected to an extra patdown. The TSA claims she left before the full inspection was completed. » 9/22/11 10:30am 9/22/11 10:30am