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TSA Pats Down 3-Year-Old 1135

Posted by samzenpus
from the security-theater dept.
3-year-old Mandy Simon started crying when her teddy bear had to go through the X-ray machine at airport security in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was so upset that she refused to go calmly through the metal detector, setting it off twice. Agents then informed her parents that she "must be hand-searched." The subsequent TSA employee pat down of the screaming child was captured by her father, who happens to be a reporter, on his cell phone. The video have left some questioning why better procedures for children aren't in place. I, for one, feel much safer knowing the TSA is protecting us from impressionable minds warped by too much Dora the Explorer.
OS X

Apple Patches Massive Holes In OS X 246

Posted by timothy
from the well-it-wouldn't-be-polite-to-patch-windows dept.
Trailrunner7 writes with this snippet from ThreatPost: "Apple's first Mac OS X security update for 2010 is out, providing cover for at least 12 serious vulnerabilities. The update, rated critical, plugs security holes that could lead to code execution vulnerabilities if a Mac user is tricked into opening audio files or surfing to a rigged Web site." Hit the link for a list of the highlights among these fixes.

Comment: Re:It doesnt matter... (Score 1) 304

by HSpirit (#29448477) Attached to: Snow Leopard Missed a Security Opportunity
The Queen didn't dismiss the Whitlam government. The Queen wasn't consulted. Governor-General John Kerr acted in cahoots with Leader of the Opposition Malcolm Fraser. The Queen had no knowledge. When Whitlam was asked what he would have done if he had found out about the plot he replied that he would have advised the Queen to dismiss the Governor-General and the Queen would have been bound by convention to act on his advice to her - hardly proof that the Queen has "real power".

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