Technology

The TSA Is Not Eliminating X-Ray Body Scanners

Posted by on January 23, 2013 at 5:53 am

Contrary to reports last week that the TSA is eliminating its expensive fleet of x-ray body scanners from airports, the federal agency signed a contract months ago with a separate company to provide the very same machines.

U.S. Airports May Soon Test Body Scanner With Privacy Upgrades

Posted by on January 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

U.S. airport full-body scanners that show a generic figure rather than actual images of passenger body parts may be deployed to some airports for tests this year, the transportation security chief said today.

Judge says DHS can keep images secret that they’re not supposed to even be able to store

Posted by on January 12, 2011 at 12:16 pm
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A Washington federal judge allowed on Wednesday the Department of Homeland Security to keep from public view the naked body images of air passengers who were screened at airport checkpoints.

DIY: Make Your Own TSA Body Scanner

Posted by on December 5, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Somebody figured out how to cobble together a centimeter wave scanner using a hacked set of feed horns to create the image.

Modified radar gun identifies suicide bombers up to ten meters away

Posted by on November 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm

William Fox of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey and John Vesecky, his colleague at UC Santa Cruz, are working on a modified radar gun that can identify suicide bombs worn under the clothing.

‘Fix’ for body scanner controversy?

Posted by on November 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm

One of the scientists who helped develop full-body airport scanners says a simple software fix could mollify objections to the so-called “virtual strip-search.” But he’s wrong.

What Scientists Really Think About the New TSA Naked Scanning Machines

Posted by on November 21, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Scientists with the University of California at San Francisco were so worried that they wrote a letter to the White House Office of Science and Technology in April, 2010 raising “a number of red flags” on the scanners’ safety.