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What’s News

Canada may adopt personal air screening system

Canada is being pressured by the U.S. to adopt a new security tool that will allow agencies to analyze personal information to determine whether an air passenger is a threat. This system would be in addition to body scanners, though it is not yet certain if Canada will agree to it.

Arrests made in Heathrow bomb threat hoax

Police have arrested three men in association with Saturday’s bomb hoax at the Heathrow airport. One man was charged with creating a bomb hoax and being drunk on an aircraft, another was also charged for intoxication, while a third was released. After a search of the plane, security found nothing suspicious.

Security expert calls for behaviour screening

Arne Kislenko, a professor of international relations at the University of Toronto and a former senior security officer at Lester B. Pearson Airport in Toronto, believes that airports should train or hire new employees to watch for suspicious behaviour patterns. These behaviour detection officers would watch passengers’ faces for warning signs like nervous tics or excessive sweating.

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