Articles tagged “department of homeland security”

No Facial Recognition Screening for Americans: Homeland Security

No Facial Recognition Screening for Americans: Homeland Security

David Koenig, Associated Press

The Department of Homeland security seems to have bowed to public pressure on a plan to introduce facial screening for American citizens. But it's still using the practice on foreign visitors — something not all travelers will be happy with.

2 months ago

Poland Becomes First Country in 5 Years to Join U.S. Visa Waiver Program

Poland Becomes First Country in 5 Years to Join U.S. Visa Waiver Program

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The U.S. inbound travel market needs all the good news it can get at the moment — and Poland's official entry into the visa waiver program is just that.

3 months ago

Laptop Ban May Not Be Expanded, Homeland Security Boss Hints

Laptop Ban May Not Be Expanded, Homeland Security Boss Hints

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press

Is it necessary for the DHS Secretary to deliberate so much in public? He seems to change his statements week by week. Enough, already.

3 years ago

Laptop Ban on European Flights Might Not Happen, Report Says

Laptop Ban on European Flights Might Not Happen, Report Says

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's starting to look like an electronics ban on flights from Europe to the United States may not be imminent. But no one outside of government knows for sure — not even airlines.

3 years ago

Proposal to Screen Tourists’ Social Media Accounts in U.S. Presents Challenges

Proposal to Screen Tourists’ Social Media Accounts in U.S. Presents Challenges

Dan Peltier, Skift

Who in their right mind wants to waste government workers' time and sanity to screen the social media accounts of tens of millions of visitors every year when there are home-grown wack-jobs spouting even more dangerous things every day?

4 years ago

5 Homeland Security Priorities to Enhance Safety and Keep the Lines Moving

5 Homeland Security Priorities to Enhance Safety and Keep the Lines Moving

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Will this list make passengers waiting in long airport lines feel any better? It's doubtful, but maybe some new solutions will emerge.

4 years ago