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Humanists of Colorado Message Board › TSA Body Scanners Are Useless

TSA Body Scanners Are Useless

A former member
Post #: 118
The TSA body scanners installed in many airports have been criticized for invading privacy, as those scanned show up nude. In some cases, apparently TSA personnel have saved these images for their own amusement. This is certainly a concern, but it turns out that on top of it, the body scanners don't even work. As detailed in this video from Jonathan Corbett, the first plaintiff to sue the TSA for invasion of privacy over this, it's easy to slip contraband through, which he demonstrates by doing so himself in two airports. Worse, the body scanners are a result of classic crony capitalism, with former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff hired for "consulting" by Rapiscan, which supplied the body scanners, and also owns Titan Group, the private military contractors that brought us Abu Ghraib. So, TSA body scanners: invasive, useless, and part of the cronyist revolving door deals we have seen with so-called "public-private partnerships." It's beautiful.­
Jeanette M. N.
Denver, CO
Post #: 3,946
"Rapiscan?" Seriously?

They should have hired a consultant to help them come up with a better name for their body scanning company.

A former member
Post #: 119
Yeah, I guess they didn't care about the name, so long as they got their no-bid contract.
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