Archive for December, 2009

Body scanners not ‘magic technology’ against terror

December 31, 2009

The full-body scanning technology being adopted and discussed since the attempt to take down a passenger plane on Christmas Day isn’t a “magic machine” that will solve aviation security issues, experts say.

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Why Is Michael Chertoff So Excited About Full-Body Scanners?

December 30, 2009

When Chertoff launched into his pitch for full-body scanners on Campbell Brown tonight, we learned that he is paid by the very companies who make the penetrating devices:

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TSA threatens blogger who posted new screening directive

December 30, 2009

Two bloggers received home visits from Transportation Security Administration agents Tuesday after they published a new TSA directive that revises screening procedures and puts new restrictions on passengers in the wake of a recent bombing attempt by the so-called underwear bomber.

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Chaffetz Still Wants Full-Body Scanner Ban

December 29, 2009

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz claims the scanners produce images akin to pornography and are an invasion of privacy.

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Evidence Clearly Indicates Staged Attack on Detroit Flight

December 29, 2009

CNN Airs Eyewitness Testimony that ‘Well-Dressed’ Indian accomplice helped Abdulmutallab board without passport and that man on plane filmed entire flight and bombing attempt in yet another example of staged terror.

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Chaffetz sticks by image-screening ban after terrorist attempt

December 28, 2009

“I fly on airplanes every three, four days,” Chaffetz said. “I’m a consumer of the airplanes, but there are other ways I think we can achieve the goal [of safety] without being so invasive on people’s privacy.”

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Equipment to detect explosives is available

December 28, 2009

The explosive allegedly used in the failed bombing plot aboard a transatlantic jetliner over Detroit on Christmas Day could have been detected by existing screening equipment, and the failure to do so reflects significant weaknesses in aviation security and intelligence

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