Archive for September 14th, 2010

Airport Body Scanners Catch Drugs, Not Explosives; 80-Plus People Hid Illegal Items Nationwide This Year, TSA Says

September 14, 2010

The electronic strip-shows being installed at airports around the country haven’t helped catch any terrorists, bombs or guns. Yet body scanners are paying off for local law enforcement: The high-tech machines excel at detecting tiny packets of illegal drugs hidden on a person’s body or in a pocket.

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Italian civil aviation authority: body-scanners tested, no good results

September 14, 2010

“We tested all of body-scanners systems… we had no good results: they require more time than manual inspection”.

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TSA Screener Cited “Torture” In Scanner Case

September 14, 2010

The Smoking Gun The airport screener arrested for assaulting a coworker who taunted him about the size of his penis after his genitalia was exposed by a full-body scanner told police that he snapped after being subjected to “psychological torture” by fellow Transportation Security Administration employees who repeatedly asked him, “What size are you?” In […]

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Memphis International Airport to get full-body scanners

September 14, 2010

On Sept. 10, the Department of Homeland Security announced that Memphis International was one of eight airports receiving the technology.

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