Friday, January 18, 2013

Victory - Naked Body Scanners Are Headed Out!

The peepers will have to find new employment -
The Transportation Security Administration confirms that it is getting rid of airport body scanners that produce a naked image of travelers.

Right now the TSA uses two types of scanners. One makes a generic image showing where agents should look for an object on the traveler's body. Those scanners are staying.

The other kind of scanner uses X-rays. They raised privacy concerns because they show metal objects on the traveler's body - along with every other detail, too. Congress has mandated that those scanners be changed or removed by June.

TSA says the X-ray scanners will be gone by June. It says the company that makes them, Rapiscan, was not able to come up with a software fix to make the scanners comply with the Congressional mandate.
Rape-scan. What a fitting name.

Now I don't exclude the possibility that a terror attack could be 'caused' by the lack of scanners thereby justifying their return. Seeing as how the security apparatus has already made their profits on these machines I would think something Rapescan would miraculously come up with a new machine, (not a patch, those are faaar too complicated) that will allow the new Congressional mandate to be fulfilled. At a price of course.

This is only one step, but a fairly large one. Hundreds more will be needed to return the world to some semblance of freedom, but the fact remains that we have tasted freedom -
"To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."
-- Scrawled on a bunker outside Khe Sahn, RVN

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