No More Airport Nudity

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  1. g5000
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    You've seen the pictures. Near-naked photos produced by airport scanners.

    I have always felt that until the President and Congress and the Supreme Court all published the photos of the scans of their spouses and children, I would never believe any statements by any of them that these do not violate privacy.

    Attractive women have been singled out for these scans by the low-skill laborers operating them (TSA). And thousands of scans have been leaked onto the internet.

    There are several types of scanners. The millimeter wave scanners manufactured by L-3 Communications are able to take the images and produce a cartoonish figure which highlights those areas which may have something of interest for the goons to examine.

    Something like this:

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    These are not being discontinued.

    There is another type of scanner which uses X-rays. Yeah, X-rays.

    These are made by Rapidscan and the company has not been able to create software which produces the stick figures. They still make the near-naked photos.

    So they are out.

    Good news.

    TSA Pulls Plug on Airport Nude Body Scanners | Threat Level | Wired.com
     
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    That makes Chertoff unhappy I'm sure.
     
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    Couldn't care less.

    Airports remain only a couple steps removed from the intake ward at the LA County hoosegow.
     
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    comparison pictures?
     
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    You see that giant photo in the OP?

    That's what a TSA person sees when they use the millimeter-wave scanners made by L-3 Communications.

    Here is what they see when they use the Rapidscan machine:

    Warning Graphic/Nude Images


    http://www.rupture.co.uk/Terminal 4.html
     
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    Never plan to go through either of them, you won't see me in an ariport if the TSA is there. I'll drive or take a boat.
     
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    Funny, given the health problems in this country, it was actually the TSA I felt sorry for.

    The new images are a win-win for everyone.
     
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    As I said above, attractive women have been singled out by the scummier low-skilled people who man these machines.
     
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    I have always refused a scan.

    TSA has always inferred that some day I will not have a choice so I may as well get used to it.

    I ask them if the scan is a condition of flight today.

    They say no.

    I say great, get me a pat down.
     
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