Archive for July, 2010

Airline Pilot: Everybody Forced Through Naked Body Scanners in El Paso

July 30, 2010

email from a pilot for a major airline who claims all passengers are now forced through naked body scanners in El Paso, Texas.

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They can see you in the buff, but you’ll be safer: Fort Lauderdale airport now using scanners

July 29, 2010

“Passengers always have the option of opting out,” he said. [Yeah, until they don’t]

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Palm Beach International Airport queues up for high-tech body scanners

July 29, 2010

Federal officials will soon be looking underneath the clothes of passengers flying out of Palm Beach International Airport.

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Radiation Questions Over a Body Scanner

July 26, 2010

Given that the two types of machines are both deemed effective by the T.S.A., why doesn’t the agency just abandon backscatters and use the millimeter wave machines, which don’t pose radiation issues?

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At least one flier intends to risk the frisk

July 25, 2010

In truth, a complete security pat-down seems no less intrusive, no less an invasion of privacy, than a full-body scan. But I’ve decided I’m ready to make my own, undoubtedly futile, stand.

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Mom upset about daughter’s full body security scan experience

July 22, 2010

It seems to me that the best place to work if you are a pedophile is at the TSA since there is no penalty for viewing child porn – an activity that otherwise would be criminal.

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Jacksonville airport increases security as privacy advocates bemoan

July 21, 2010

In the coming weeks Jacksonville International Airport passengers can expect increased security measures as two additional body-imaging scanners go online.

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