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Sunday, February 25, 2007

No clothes x-rays coming to USA

The backscatter x-ray machine is being "tested" in Phoenix, USA. It will also be tested in JFK and LAX airports according to the Transport Security Administration (TSA). That innocuous sounding name belies just how invasive the technology can be. Check out these pictures in the NY Times.

The pilot is said to be voluntary, but as with so many rules in the name of security I bet it won't be long before you won't be allowed to fly if you don't accept the screeners' free perv.

I expect the TSA will be getting a lot of complaints over this, and perhaps also a surge in job applicants.

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