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Full-body scanners raising privacy issues
UPI ^ | January 11, 2009

Posted on 01/12/2010 12:46:03 AM PST by myknowledge

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Machines to screen airline passengers can store and transmit images, making them open to possible abuse, a U.S. group critical of full-body scanning says.

The federal Transportation Security Administration currently has about 40 body-scanning machines in operation at 19 U.S airports and wants to add 150 more this year and 300 in 2011, CNN reports. TSA says the scanners are not networked and that each machine works independently without the ability to store or send graphic images of human anatomy.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airportsecurity; fullbodyscanners; nudiecam; privacyinvasion; tsa
TSA says the scanners are not networked and that each machine works independently without the ability to store or send graphic images of human anatomy.

What go*****ed BS. The government wants us to believe that without these privacy-invading full body scanners, there will be more Abdul Mutallab undie bombers.

What a go*****ed sack of BS. Ha ha ha ha ha!

The TSA'a scanning machines are capable of saving X-ray images of people's naked bodies in their massive yottabyte-sized hard drives, and have Wi-Fi networking connectivity to a large centralized database and covertly, to the smartphones of pedophilic and lustful TSA employees, who can download those images onto their smartphones and masturbate over them when they have the time.

The TSA Web site says the scanning machines "have zero storage capability" and "the system has no way to save, transmit or print the image."

Again, more BS.

The scanning machines can have save, transmit and even image print capability. A lust-consumed TSA employee could covertly network his smartphone through wireless Bluetooth and save image after image.

I's one 'high-tech' way to acquire pornography the unorthodox way.

The human anatomy, especially the female anatomy, is one attractive idol to masturbate over. /sarcasm

Smartphones and Bluetooth would be the 'tool' to acquire X-ray images from the body scanning machine.

Body scanners in action.

1 posted on 01/12/2010 12:46:04 AM PST by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge

I’m sort of speculating if Janet Napolitano will personally review female images herself.

Regardless, the prospects for abuse involving these machines will be great.

Seriously, the pervs at TSA will be active, there can be no doubt.


2 posted on 01/12/2010 12:54:40 AM PST by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan)
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To: myknowledge
Related articles from UPI:

Americans: Scan us!

Canada to use full-body airport scanners

Security industry booms amid rush for body scanners

Airliner attack re-ignites scanner debate

The military-industrial complex is profiting themselves filthy rich from sales of their privacy-invading body scanning machines.

This is not about protecting airliners from more Abdul Mutallabs, but removing the privacy and liberty of airline passengers!

Fascist Police State 101!

If you don't believe me, take a look at this image below.

What does it remind you?

"Those who trade liberty for security deserve neither." - Benjamin Franklin.

History has repeated itself, again. When will we ever learn?

3 posted on 01/12/2010 12:56:11 AM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge
I've watched with horror over the past decade the way that the American Administration is using the groundroots of true Patriotism as a tool against American Citizens.

I don't wish to speak about it due to the unavoidable condescending nature of such comments, but suffice to say that, Americans should not let ONE SINGLE Liberty be taken from this point, no matter what the outright lie as cause they pledge you for your own security.

The only true threat to your Liberty is from your Federal Government, and that's red or blue, because they are all the same.
If people accept to be stripped naked at the request of another Man, they deserve the next level of tyranny IMO, and that goes for any Country.
4 posted on 01/12/2010 1:42:08 AM PST by bethybabes69 (Between you, and whatever you call God, there is no authority, only an illusion of it.)
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To: bethybabes69
100% true there.

No wonder liberty has been quickly deprived from us at airports by means of privacy-invading body scanner machines.

Fascist Police State 101. Adolf Hitler could not be any more proud.

5 posted on 01/12/2010 1:59:39 AM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge
The TSA'a scanning machines are capable of saving X-ray images of people's naked bodies in their massive yottabyte-sized hard drives, and have Wi-Fi networking connectivity to a large centralized database and covertly, to the smartphones of pedophilic and lustful TSA employees, who can download those images onto their smartphones and masturbate over them when they have the time.

You have a very power and perverted imagination. Right? If not then provide some proof of the hard drives, Wi-Fi, download capabilities of the L3 body scanners being used by TSA.

6 posted on 01/12/2010 2:12:38 AM PST by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: myknowledge

The image observer of the L3 body scanners is not in the same room as the person being scanned. The observer has no visibility, direct or indirect, of the unscanned individuals.


7 posted on 01/12/2010 2:14:39 AM PST by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Jeff Gordon
If not then provide some proof of the hard drives, Wi-Fi, download capabilities of the L3 body scanners being used by TSA.

Look at the scan image in post #1 above, then ask yourself the same question.

8 posted on 01/12/2010 2:18:22 AM PST by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: myknowledge
While I understand and respect those of us who have to travel for professional reasons, I cannot understand why anyone would voluntarily subject themselves to the TSA, DHS or other imbeciles in charge.

It's almost like signing up for a root canal to go on a flight these days.

9 posted on 01/12/2010 2:19:04 AM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Jeff Gordon

I believe he may be correct. I noticed the article from CNN at this link hit the net a few hours ago (or the tiny portion of it that I bodyboard). The article teases out the original specifications for the devices, dated 2008, REQUIRED them to store/transmit. Yet the TSA claims they do not?
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/01/11/body.scanners/index.html
It’s CNN, not the usual conspiracy theorist types.


10 posted on 01/12/2010 2:24:31 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: Prole

Travelers subjecting themselves to the SA are surrendering their privacy.


11 posted on 01/12/2010 2:30:18 AM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge

Which is why I refuse to fly unless absolutely necessary.


12 posted on 01/12/2010 2:32:58 AM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Prole
I say they should have printouts.

Then the whole family could have fun witht he picture and frame it!

13 posted on 01/12/2010 2:43:36 AM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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How is this okay but profiling isn’t?


14 posted on 01/12/2010 2:49:27 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Jeff Gordon
The image observer of the L3 body scanners is not in the same room as the person being scanned. The observer has no visibility, direct or indirect, of the unscanned individuals.

I guess there's no possible way for Larry, the TSA agent who is standing near the line of people who are waiting to be scanned, to text message the word "HOT" to his TSA agent buddy Carl, the image observer of the L3 body scanner, whenever a pretty and shapely young lady is going to be scanned next, right?

15 posted on 01/12/2010 3:00:44 AM PST by Isabel C.
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To: ransomnote

Oh dear. I stand corrected. Thank you.


16 posted on 01/12/2010 3:01:43 AM PST by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: myknowledge
Your opinion and article is bang on, and any Man still defending this fascist bullshit in the name of personal security is either oblivious or downright scared to what is ACTUALLY going on in the World.

........"None are so hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free"............
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
17 posted on 01/12/2010 3:07:03 AM PST by bethybabes69 (Between you, and whatever you call God, there is no authority, only an illusion of it.)
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To: Isabel C.
I think that the scanner observer could determine who was hot or not from the scanned image.

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18 posted on 01/12/2010 3:09:21 AM PST by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Prole

Don’t fly. I too will fly only in emergencies and then only over 2,000mi. Train or drive. I’ll not put up with the hassle.


19 posted on 01/12/2010 3:41:44 AM PST by vortec94
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To: myknowledge
You sound like you have experience and technical knowledge about these machines. Have you worked with them?
20 posted on 01/12/2010 5:01:40 AM PST by WandaM.Nesia
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To: vortec94

Give me the option of flying Air-Infidel. Use the Full-body scanners on other more sensitive airlines.

http://warroom.com/images/air-infidel.jpg


21 posted on 01/12/2010 5:04:15 AM PST by greenhornet68
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To: myknowledge

IN my opinion, they should simply have a line for people who do not want to go through the body scanners.

In that line, the screeners can use whatever other methods are necessary, based on the person, to ensure there is no danger. Full-body pat-down, strip search, 20-minute interview, whatever it takes.

I think we should respect the privacy of people who just don’t want to use the fast and easy method.


22 posted on 01/12/2010 6:20:17 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Sarajevo

I think you’d have to be pretty perverted to be sexually aroused by that picture.

And pretty desparate, given the universal availability of images and videos on the internet for the guy at TSA looking to download something to their phone to get off.


23 posted on 01/12/2010 6:24:13 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: myknowledge
We the People must pose "naked" to enter the airport,

Barrack Hussein Obama does NOT have to produce an original birth certificate to enter the Oval Office.

24 posted on 01/12/2010 6:28:13 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: greenhornet68

Too bad we don’t have a truly free market and true freedom of association - air infidel would be a great success!


25 posted on 01/12/2010 6:30:39 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: myknowledge

I wonder what health issues, are associated with the machines.


26 posted on 01/12/2010 6:54:06 AM PST by opentalk
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I think you’d have to be pretty perverted to be sexually aroused by that picture.

Yep, but if the picture can be downloaded and posted on FR, who knows what else can be done.

27 posted on 01/12/2010 7:24:43 AM PST by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Prole
It's almost like signing up for a root canal to go on a flight these days.

And about as comfortable.

28 posted on 01/12/2010 7:26:54 AM PST by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Nextrush

“Seriously, the pervs at TSA will be active, there can be no doubt.”

That is possibly the only work TSAPersons will be busily and diligently doing.


29 posted on 01/12/2010 11:23:24 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Jeff Gordon

That picture is a fake. It is just a photoshopped nude from http://www.photoalto.com/index/fa/c.image/pid/PAA246000018 (NSFW)


30 posted on 01/12/2010 12:36:32 PM PST by dan1123 (Free condoms for teens to have safe sex is like giving them bullet-proof vests for safe gun play)
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To: dan1123
That picture is a fake. Thank you for that information.
31 posted on 01/12/2010 12:57:51 PM PST by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: WandaM.Nesia
I'm like unmasking the secret capabilities of the body scanner machines that the corporate-controlled MSM flagrantly refuses to reveal.

I'm only 19 years old have never worked with any one of these privacy invaders in my entire life. Just check out my FR page.

32 posted on 01/12/2010 2:33:40 PM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge

One the govenrment has all the brain dead Americans used to these devices they can ban guns and have the means to take them. We will be defenseless against their tyranny.


33 posted on 10/03/2010 11:03:24 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

“whatever it takes.”

Takes for what, exactly? Why are you on a web site called “Free Republic” when you obviously are demanding a powerful, intrusive, and controlling government?

Maybe you’d prefer each night everyone stand at attention outside their home while government agents search and inspect your house for “contraband”? Perhaps Nazi style Hitler Youth to tattletale on you for saying something naughty against the government so you can be executed? Maybe you’d prefer we all just walk around nude and only in areas and pathways that are government approved just so you can “feel safe”?


34 posted on 10/03/2010 11:08:14 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad
Takes for what, exactly?

I thought I made that clear in my comments:

In that line, the screeners can use whatever other methods are necessary, based on the person, to

ensure there is no danger. Full-body pat-down, strip search, 20-minute interview, whatever it takes.

My point was simple. The powers that be have decided that keeping planes from blowing up is more important than convenience. I don't like it, but I know that isn't going to change.

So rather than force everybody to use a specific procedure that some don't like, my suggestion is to let people decide how they will be searched, with the realization that some methods take a lot longer.

I think most people would chose the scanner because it's quick.

In order to go to the top of the CN tower in ontario, you have to go into this machine that blows air all around you, and samples it for explosives. "Whatever it takes".

35 posted on 10/03/2010 10:35:56 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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