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Number of guns seized at Sky Harbor continues to grow

A TSA spokesman said it is not unusual to shuffle officers between airports, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport should not see a change in delays after the redeployment of 27 officers there.

Transportation Security Administration officers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport have confiscated at least 13 guns since the first of the year, most of them loaded, at security checkpoints. That puts Sky Harbor on pace to match or surpass the 101 seizures last year, when the airport ranked fourth in the nation for confiscated firearms.… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor breaks yearly traffic records

A spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration said lines at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport are usually less than 10 minutes, but they have “anomalies.” (Photo by Chloe Nordquist/Cronkite News)

A record 44 million passengers passed through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport last year, a 4.5 percent increase from 2014. And airport officials said they’re making preparations for continued growth in years to come. “We had increases month after month, so it was a very positive year,” airport spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez said. The airport’s previous… Read More →

A New ASU Lab Asks Whether The Public Has To Give Up Its Privacy To Take Advantage Of New Technologies

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Everyone recognizes that privacy is important. But if you look at several issues that have been in the press recently, it seems like we’re always being asked to trade privacy for other benefits — security, convenience or even financial benefits. Arizona State University’s new Privacy by Design Research Lab in the W. P. Carey School… Read More →