Security

The Art of Invisibility, by Kevin Mitnick, reveals how data on us is gathered

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Our Data, Our Selves They know who you are. They know what you buy, where you live, where you work, where you go in…

What’s the safest place to carry money?

What’s the safest place to carry money?

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The question we’re most asked is… where should I carry my valuables? What’s the safest place to carry money? And the ambiguous answer is……

6 rules for luggage security

6 rules for luggage security

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Another ring of airport luggage thieves has been arrested, this time at Los Angeles International Airport. So? Big deal. I’m not impressed. Not relieved….

Hotel security: room door left open by housekeeping

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A lightning bolt of fear shoots down your spine when, returning late to your hotel room, you see the door is not fully closed….

Hotel guests: read all about ’em

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So much personal information on display at quaint, old-fashioned hotels like the one we recently stayed at in Bali. Which rooms are occupied? What…

Airport security belt steals

Airport security belt steals

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There goes our iPad. Swallowed by the security conveyor belt, immediately under the prominent sign that says “The tray stays until it is emptied.”…

Privacy: WAY out of our hands

Privacy: WAY out of our hands

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My nephew, planning an extended jaunt through Vietnam, applied for a visa. What he received horrified him. A bilingual letter authorized his entry and…

Masked man “swapped boarding pass”?

Masked man “swapped boarding pass”?

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No reports expand on the claim that this ballsy Asian impostor “swapped boarding passes with a U.S. citizen and passenger who was born in…

Hotel room theft by door-pushers

Hotel room theft by door-pushers

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“Door-pushers” are a problem in some cities. These thieves saunter down the long corridors of giant hotels with their arms outstretched, methodically pushing on…

Police, security, challenge photographers despite public right

Police, security, challenge photographers despite public right

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Is it legal to take photos at airport security checkpoints, or not? Occasionally I’ll politely ask a TSA officer if I may take a…

Behavior analysis and video surveillance

Behavior analysis and video surveillance

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For the last week, articles on the killing of Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai, have been a veritable smorgasbord of intriguing intelligence reports….

When TSA confiscates your pocket knife…

When TSA confiscates your pocket knife…

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Brother-in-law, though a frequent flyer, forgot to move his pocket knife from his carry-on to his checked bag. He groaned when TSA discovered it….

Hotel security in the hands of housekeeping staff

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Loot ‘n scoot: Through my police friends, I learned of another devious M.O. resulting in theft from hotel rooms. The thief simply poses as…