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Old 01-19-2013, 05:29 AM
 
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It seems that US is going to replace all the body scanners at the major airport as they have been able to completely configure the software correctly to ensure the passengers' privacy. Any thoughts on this?

U.S. replaces airport scanners in bid for more privacy | Reuters
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:56 AM
 
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It seems that US is going to replace all the body scanners at the major airport as they have been able to completely configure the software correctly to ensure the passengers' privacy. Any thoughts on this?

U.S. replaces airport scanners in bid for more privacy | Reuters
I couldn't care less. Americans have huge hang-ups about their bodies. What possible difference can it make that someone sees your sacred weenie or noonie on a screen?
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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How about the radiation they produce? Or are you immune to that as well?

Mark my words, within the next few years there will be a measurable rise in cancer rates among the TSA agents who stood next to those things for 40 hours a week.

I never had an issue with the millimeter wave machines, but the backscatter machines were never independently tested and proven safe. As a taxpayer, I want those who approved the use of the backscatter machines in the first place FIRED for incompetence and wasting millions of taxpayer dollars.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Just another example about how careless the government is about wasting huge amounts of taxpayer money.

The machines should not have been purchased nor installed until they worked properly.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Don't care. So some guy in the back sees my junk. Big deal. I'm more concerned with it causing cancer than a few people seeing what I have under the covers.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:32 AM
 
Location: OCNJ and or lower Florida keys
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Cancer Sucks!!!
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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I tend to agree this not about 'privacy' but about future law suits when it's found that these were dangerous and not properly tested.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I call BS on the "software" excuse. (And I write software for a living.) I'm convinced it's because they couldn't come up with a solid study that proves the safety of the current machines.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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When they remove ALL the full body scanners instead of swapping one type for the other, then it'll be news.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:38 PM
 
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Default Full Body Scanners and No Opt-out at Australian airports

Hi folks, just wanted to advise people interested in visiting Australia that the Oz government has mandated potentially harmful full body scanners at international airports with NO pat down option. You must go through these potentially dangerous microwave scanners when requested by airport staff, that includes children and pregnant women.

If you're concerned that the concentrated high frequency microwaves may bubble your DNA or cause eye damage, you may want to reconsider your visit to Australia, especially for children.
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