Skip to comments.EPIC v. Homeland Security: Government has Over 2,000 Photos from Airport Body Scanners
Posted on 04/23/2010 2:47:53 AM PDT by Palter
As a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, EPIC has obtained hundreds of pages of documents from the Department of Homeland Security about the plan to deploy full body scanners in US airports. A letter to EPIC reveals that the government agency possesses about 2,000 body scanner photos from devices that the DHS said earlier "could not store or record images." EPIC has also obtained the most recent device procurement specifications, and several hundred new pages of traveler complaints. For more information, see EPIC: Whole Body Imaging and EPIC: EPIC v. Department of Homeland Security.
Aren’t there kids among these images? Seems to me the federal government should be arrested and prosecuted on child porn charges. There should be no bail, and the federal government will have to put on hold what they are doing for a few months at least, like, immigration legislation, crap-n-trade, etc...
Cue Claude Rains...
Can’t record or store, but that doesn’t mean that pictures can’t be taken of the viewing screen.
“Cant record or store, but that doesnt mean that pictures cant be taken of the viewing screen.”
yes they can store the images, they can also print the images
Does anyone actually believe the drivel coming out of the mouths of anyone in government, especially DHS?
I despise TSA. It’s the most useless agency within the entire U.S. government.
The photo files are being maintained by government wankers for a bit of “hoo hah” in the morning and throughout the day.
It’s not useless; it is entirely too useful in conditioning a compliant population to submit to ever more controls while maintaining PC correctness rather than focusing on real likely suspects.
The pictures are sent over to the SEC for their perusal daily.
I was scanned Sunday a.m. at BWI. I was not interviewed but in case anyone wants to know: my turn-ons are great seafood and tv crime drama, my turn-offs are mean lefties and telephone book sized legislation.
I wouldn’t doubt that the SEC passes them around.
Are they all former administrators of the Philadelphia school system that took surreptitious photos of students in their homes.
I was scanned back in January at Denver International. Woe to the poor sap who comes across my body scan image.
Can’t really see anything of substance with the images, just outlines. I can’t imagine anyone getting off on them.
In other words, I don’t really care if they scan me or not. I don’t feel violated by it.
These cameras are all about irradiating us further, and enhancing the police state/one-world government/more control.
I’ve given up all flying now, barring some complete emergency. I will not submit to Chertoff’s and the others’ hawking-fear-so-they-can-make-money schemes, all while Muslims and favored classes get to walk in scot-free, without so much as a questioning.
After the images are viewed by DHS they are forwarded to the executives over at the SEC. They love this stuff.
Don’t worry, the SEC has offerred to review.....
I’ve seen sample images from these machines that were posted on-line. You can clearly see genital slits and buttock cracks. I can imagine that images of celebrities flying could be sold to tabloids.
And I’m sure our congressional overseers will be all over it.
Pretty soon every pervert in America will be working at our airports. That is if most of them aren’t there already.
The description is of a person working in a room off to the side where they can’t see the people they are scanning. Hope they have lots of Kleenex handy...
My wife and I will be driving than you very much.
You can see the same thing in a lingerie catalog. The only icky part is the butt...I do remember seeing that in the sample images as being fairly explicit for a scanner.
If I could turn my backside toward the camera and bend over, showing the government just exactly what I think about it, it might be worth it.....
I kinda’ expected Feingold to be all over these invasions of privacy. But, little noise about Feingold in the news these days - maybe privacy violations are acceptable when aligned with his political views.
That said, kudos to the agents working to keep us safe.
Must mean these are the best of the best!
I witnessed a real-life event of a line of middle eastern males being allowed to board a plane without a second glance while a 90-year-old man was having his walker examined, his suitcase rifled through, him being searched head to toe, etc. Common sense has long left the building and we’re gonna pay dearly for it someday.
MM (in TX)
do either sanfrannan or bwaney fwanks hubbys associated with proctor & gamble ???
I’m not sure. I haven’t heard about it, if they have been.
They need to record images. If they find something on someone, they have to have an image of it. Obviously, they LIED when they said there would be no capability to record.
No kidding. . .they are, after all, guvmunt employees.
the punchline works better when i remember to add the joke...8^}
Perverts at the Airport!
Maybe they can share them with the SEC officials who spent thousands of hours of “work” time viewing and recording hardcore pornography. Move along. There is nothing to see here.
Very HARD work, much EXERTION and the threat of CARPEL TUNNEL SYNDROME.
Thank GW Bush and the airlines themselves. If Daley had just been told “no” and United had simply BK’d out of existence the whole industry would be healthier and we’d not need the TSA. Security would have been kept in private hands.
Some administration with vision should force all the airports in public hands to go condo and privatize the gates completely. Sell off the ATCS as well as the airspace just like you do with frequencies.
Those models get paid. You’re encouraging us to do it for free. What kind of conservative are you?
I despise TSA. Its the most useless agency within the entire U.S. government.
But they’re unionized.
Cant really see anything of substance with the images, just outlines. I cant imagine anyone getting off on them.
Then you haven’t met anyone from the SEC, have you?
I went through Denver in January too
Does that mean I was scanned ?
I thought it was a metal detector.