Skip to comments.Full-body scanners raising privacy issues
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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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Look at the scan image in post #1 above, then ask yourself the same question.
It's almost like signing up for a root canal to go on a flight these days.
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?
It’s CNN, not the usual conspiracy theorist types.
Travelers subjecting themselves to the SA are surrendering their privacy.
Which is why I refuse to fly unless absolutely necessary.
Then the whole family could have fun witht he picture and frame it!
How is this okay but profiling isn’t?
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?
Oh dear. I stand corrected. Thank you.
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.
Give me the option of flying Air-Infidel. Use the Full-body scanners on other more sensitive airlines.
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.
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.
Barrack Hussein Obama does NOT have to produce an original birth certificate to enter the Oval Office.
Too bad we don’t have a truly free market and true freedom of association - air infidel would be a great success!
I wonder what health issues, are associated with the machines.
Yep, but if the picture can be downloaded and posted on FR, who knows what else can be done.
And about as comfortable.
“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.
That picture is a fake. It is just a photoshopped nude from http://www.photoalto.com/index/fa/c.image/pid/PAA246000018 (NSFW)
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.
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.
“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”?
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".