According to the agency's website, "TSA officers use the back of the hands for pat-downs over sensitive areas of the body".
Pat-downs have always been part of the TSA's security screening process.
The change in protocol came after a 2015 study by the Department of Homeland Security revealed that the TSA failed to detect banned substances or weapons in 67 out of 70 tests administered by undercover teams, ABC reported.
Auxiliary pat-downs have been an unpleasant and unwelcome part of this experience as well, and if you thought they were invasive before, the TSA would like you to brace yourself. That may well be necessary considering that one needn't have so much as a high-school diploma to get a job as a TSA screener, but it's hardly reassuring.
Before the change was rolled out, agents chose from several different types of pat downs when a traveler set off a metal detector or were flagged. As of Thursday, the agency is now conducting "comprehensive" pat-downs on all passengers who require pat-downs. It's not expected to increase overall security delays, but it will slow the person who gets the pat-down. Other times, TSA will conduct random physical checks.
"To be patted down in a very uncomfortable position - not what I'm looking forward to", said traveler Susan Dawson.
You'll be hearing "the TSA touched my junk" more often under the agency's recent rule changes. Even passengers who normally receive expedited screening, such as TSA Pre✓®passengers, may at times receive a pat-down. The TSA merely has to make it look like it's doing something to protect flights - while reducing the "cognitive burden" on its agents, of course.
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The silence of the governments is an endorsement that emboldens the RSS to issue such obnoxious threats, the statement added. He has no right to live in this country. "We will garland bharat mata with the heads of 3 lakh Leftists", he threatened.