TSA’s Behavior Detection Program Has a Newsletter, and It’s Ridiculous

On their own, the newsletters could be regarded as light-hearted workplace fun, but they are also part of a controversial billion-dollar program, known as Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques, or SPOT, which employs specially trained officers, known as behavior detection officers, to rate passengers going through screening for signs of deception. Those alleged signs of deception, which the The Intercept revealed earlier this year, include “excessive yawning” and “wringing of hands,” and have been widely criticized for lacking any basis in science, or even common sense.


Read at:   https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/07/31/tsas-behavior-detection-program-newsletter-ridiculous-offensive/