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EPIC v. Homeland Security: Government has Over 2,000 Photos from Airport Body Scanners
EPIC ^ | 16 April 2010 | EPIC

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: airport; bhodhs; dhs; scanners; tsa

1 posted on 04/23/2010 2:47:53 AM PDT by Palter
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To: Palter

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...


2 posted on 04/23/2010 2:54:01 AM PDT by C210N (A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: Palter

Cue Claude Rains...


3 posted on 04/23/2010 3:04:01 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: Palter

Can’t record or store, but that doesn’t mean that pictures can’t be taken of the viewing screen.


4 posted on 04/23/2010 3:09:20 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Can’t record or store, but that doesn’t mean that pictures can’t be taken of the viewing screen.”

yes they can store the images, they can also print the images


5 posted on 04/23/2010 3:11:02 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Palter

Does anyone actually believe the drivel coming out of the mouths of anyone in government, especially DHS?


6 posted on 04/23/2010 3:52:46 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Palter
The goal is apparently to stall Americans, record their
naked pictures for the SEC and other federal organizations
to enjoy, and of course, let the terrorists have sway.


7 posted on 04/23/2010 3:57:03 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: Palter

I despise TSA. It’s the most useless agency within the entire U.S. government.


8 posted on 04/23/2010 4:12:29 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Palter

The photo files are being maintained by government wankers for a bit of “hoo hah” in the morning and throughout the day.


9 posted on 04/23/2010 4:32:23 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

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.


10 posted on 04/23/2010 4:33:13 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Palter

The pictures are sent over to the SEC for their perusal daily.


11 posted on 04/23/2010 5:02:36 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: you want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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To: Palter

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.


12 posted on 04/23/2010 5:10:38 AM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: Palter

I wouldn’t doubt that the SEC passes them around.


13 posted on 04/23/2010 7:41:26 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Palter
This is totally unexpected.
14 posted on 04/23/2010 7:51:51 AM PDT by elpinta (Jer. 10:23)
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To: Jack Hammer

Are they all former administrators of the Philadelphia school system that took surreptitious photos of students in their homes.


15 posted on 04/23/2010 7:51:59 AM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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To: jimfree

I was scanned back in January at Denver International. Woe to the poor sap who comes across my body scan image.


16 posted on 04/23/2010 7:52:50 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: C210N

Can’t really see anything of substance with the images, just outlines. I can’t imagine anyone getting off on them.


17 posted on 04/23/2010 7:59:24 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Palter

In other words, I don’t really care if they scan me or not. I don’t feel violated by it.


18 posted on 04/23/2010 8:01:10 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: rwfromkansas

Rule 34


19 posted on 04/23/2010 8:01:55 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Palter

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.


20 posted on 04/23/2010 8:03:34 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Palter

After the images are viewed by DHS they are forwarded to the executives over at the SEC. They love this stuff.


21 posted on 04/23/2010 8:06:03 AM PDT by Naspino (Not creative enough to have a tagline.)
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To: Palter

Don’t worry, the SEC has offerred to review.....


22 posted on 04/23/2010 8:11:20 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: elpinta
This is totally unexpected.

LOL

23 posted on 04/23/2010 8:14:21 AM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: rwfromkansas

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.


24 posted on 04/23/2010 8:23:17 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: nevergore

And I’m sure our congressional overseers will be all over it.


25 posted on 04/23/2010 8:31:20 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: C210N

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.


26 posted on 04/23/2010 8:32:10 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


27 posted on 04/23/2010 8:35:03 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Palter

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.....


28 posted on 04/23/2010 8:35:48 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Send a contribution to FreeRepublic! Every dollar helps!)
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To: Palter

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.


29 posted on 04/23/2010 8:46:18 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Palter

eeewwwwweeeee


30 posted on 04/23/2010 8:47:35 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or ...off..)
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To: Palter
Sounds like SEC executives may have a new favorite government website.
31 posted on 04/23/2010 8:49:18 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Palter
Only 2000?

Must mean these are the best of the best!

32 posted on 04/23/2010 8:58:07 AM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: Diogenesis

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)


33 posted on 04/23/2010 9:26:22 AM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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To: prairiebreeze
"If I could turn my backside toward the camera and bend over..."

Meh. It'd just look like you're saying "Obama."
34 posted on 04/23/2010 9:52:27 AM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: DoughtyOne

do either sanfrannan or bwaney fwanks hubbys associated with proctor & gamble ???


35 posted on 04/23/2010 10:15:00 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3

I’m not sure. I haven’t heard about it, if they have been.


36 posted on 04/23/2010 10:27:43 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
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To: driftdiver; Palter

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.


37 posted on 04/23/2010 10:37:36 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Jim Robinson

No kidding. . .they are, after all, guvmunt employees.


38 posted on 04/23/2010 10:38:27 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: DoughtyOne
Hope they have lots of Kleenex handy...

the punchline works better when i remember to add the joke...8^}

39 posted on 04/23/2010 10:45:52 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: C210N

Perverts at the Airport!


40 posted on 04/23/2010 11:05:47 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: GeronL

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.


41 posted on 04/23/2010 4:11:34 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) ajmo0unts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: hal ogen

Very HARD work, much EXERTION and the threat of CARPEL TUNNEL SYNDROME.


42 posted on 04/23/2010 4:17:42 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

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.


43 posted on 04/23/2010 4:40:03 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: rwfromkansas

Those models get paid. You’re encouraging us to do it for free. What kind of conservative are you?


44 posted on 04/23/2010 4:42:14 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I despise TSA. It’s the most useless agency within the entire U.S. government.

But they’re unionized.


45 posted on 04/23/2010 4:44:16 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: rwfromkansas

Can’t really see anything of substance with the images, just outlines. I can’t imagine anyone getting off on them.

Then you haven’t met anyone from the SEC, have you?


46 posted on 04/23/2010 4:45:35 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: Truth29

Well put!


47 posted on 04/24/2010 10:06:38 AM PDT by doberville
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To: dirtboy

I went through Denver in January too

Does that mean I was scanned ?

I thought it was a metal detector.


48 posted on 04/24/2010 6:21:26 PM PDT by happygrl (Continuing to predict that 0bama will resign)
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