TSA Will Now Chat You Down, Not Feel You Up


Under an Israeli-modelled pilot program kicking off this week at Boston's Logan Airport, TSA agents will chat with passengers using behavior detection techniques - looking for shifty eyes, gulping, sweating - to ferret out "intent to cause a problem." Some critics worry that TSA agents, historically not always rocket scientists, may indulge in racial or ethnic profiling, but that would never happen, right?

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