BO’s recent authorization of full body scanners to be used in airports across the US will reveal far more than most passengers realize. They are the equivalent to a virtual strip search, including detailed images of genitals.
The media are once again lying about the invasiveness of these scanners. Images shown on TV have been blurred, but in real life, they produce high-res, very distinct nude images.
It’s my understanding that a full strip search can only be performed if you’ve been arrested or officers have a warrant. These scanners are illegal and a total invasion of privacy, all in the name of “security”.
These scanners, if they are to be used at all, should only be used on people with a passport from a country on the watch list. Why should the rest of us suffer through this?
And it raises SO many other questions. BO says the images will not be saved. I wouldn’t bet on that. How long will they be saved? Who would have access to them? Even if they aren’t saved, it would be easy for a TSA employee to snap his or her own photos of the monitor and sell them to the highest bidding porn site, where they would be on the web for all to enjoy. Photos of adults and children alike.
I will not permit my government to treat me like a criminal.