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Submission + - Playbook Approved by Australian DSD (cfoworld.com.au)

Billlagr writes: RIM's Blackberry Playbook has been approved for use, within strict guidelines, for use by the Australian Defense Signals Directorate. It is the only tablet device that meets the strict security standards, and may be used to secure information with a classification of up to and including RESTRICTED or PROTECTED.

Submission + - Woman strips to lingerie, gets TSA patdown - twice (gizmodo.com) 1

Billlagr writes: Dr. Banovac always refuses to go through the metal detector. She has to use a metal wheelchair and that means that she always gets a pat down no matter what. Lately, she says she feels violated because the pat downs have become increasingly invasive during the last few months. "If it happened anywhere else, it would have been sexual assault," she declared to a local newspaper.

Submission + - US to review airport pat-downs (abc.net.au)

Billlagr writes: It seems that people power and common sense have won out over security run amok. The TSA are reviewing pat down procedures at airports following a string of complaints.
The head of America's Transportation Security Administration, John Pistole, is now saying his agency will consider some changes.
"There has been a concern raised with the travelling public and members of congress have expressed concern so yes, we're going to look at how can we do the most effective screening in the least invasive way," he said.

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