New U.S. airport security measures mark the end of broad national and racial profiling in favor of intelligence-based screening criteria.
New U.S. airport security measures mark the end of broad national and racial profiling in favor of intelligence-based screening criteria. "Travellers will be picked out according to how closely they match intelligence on potential terrorist threats. A senior administration official, who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity, said the new system would require travellers who match information about terrorism suspects, such as a physical description, partial name or travel pattern, to undergo additional screening. 'So it's much more tailored to what the intel is telling us, what the threat is telling us, as opposed to stopping all individuals of a particular nationality or all individuals using a particular passport,' the official said. He described the measures being scrapped as a 'blunt-force instrument'. The names of terrorism suspects identified by the US government will continue to be included on security watch lists and no-fly lists as a part of airline security. The new policy affects US citizens, as well as travellers coming into the United States from abroad. The measures in force since January required that passengers travelling to the US from 14 countries be subjected to especially rigorous pre-flight screening."
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A new study, led by psychologist Jean Twenge, points to the screen as the problem.
- In a new study, adolescents and young adults are experiencing increased rates of depression and suicide attempts.
- The data cover the years 2005–2017, tracking perfectly with the introduction of the iPhone and widespread dissemination of smartphones.
- Interestingly, the highest increase in depressive incidents was among individuals in the top income bracket.
On Thursday, New Zealand moved to ban an array of semi-automatic guns and firearms components following a mass shooting that killed 50 people.
- Gun control supporters are pointing to the ban as an example of swift, decisive action that the U.S. desperately needs.
- Others note the inherent differences between the two nations, arguing that it is a good thing that it is relatively hard to pass such legislation in such a short timeframe.
- The ban will surely shape future conversations about gun control in the U.S.
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