January 1, 2009
A look at the body scanner aka “strip scanner”. The TSA already has 40 units in use in 19 airports (O’Hare coming soon). They blur facial features and don’t save the images but there is still a privacy concern as everything shows up. I imagine men would have a little problem if they have a little problem to begin with.
An interesting comment I heard during the discussions about body scanning vs pat downs on CNN or MSNBC. A man said that if the Nigerian muslim terrorist had been patted down, the PETN would have been missed anyway.
A hard non-fleshy 6″ package in someone’s underwear would be missed on a pat down?
Then why are they performing them at all?Vodpod videos no longer available.
Airports already using body scanners.
Added this video because sometimes the WSJ video works and sometimes it doesn’t. [You can always click on link to watch on their website.]
Take careful note where the security agent checks the man who failed the screening.
In order for this to work without risk of naked pix getting out – the computer must have absolutely no storage capacity, a man and a woman have to be in the room looking at the images and a camera has to be watching them monitored by someone LIVE, and absolutely no cellphones or other digital devices allowed in the room that could be used for screenshots. And of course someone has to oversee that all this is being done.
In other words – there will be no privacy and images will be leaked.