Alien landscapes that are out of this planet Contains: Controversial 'naked' airport scanners can be fooled into missing concealed weapons by a simple plastic sheet Until now, the EU has left it up to individual member states to decide whether to use body scanners at airport checkpoints. Women who'd had mastectomies were easy to discern — their chests showed up on our screens as dull, pixellated regions. Borderline adventures, somewhere between Texas and Mexico Contains: Female leads of Ocean's 8 argue lukewarm reviews to Congress ordered Rapiscan to modify its software to produce a more generic image of a person's body, but the company was unable to meet its programming deadline and lost its government contract.
Those TSA scanners were literally only good for seeing you naked
The image resolution of the technology is high, so details of the human form of airline passengers present privacy challenges. TSA also has contracts with L-3, which manufactures the millimeter-wave scanners currently in use, and Smiths Group to develop "next generation" millimeter-wave scanners. WTF is wrong with you people? Join the Insider Chat. The lying about the BJ bit was all they could come up with. To say that the pictures will be destroyed immediately is a nonsense.
TSA Scanners That See You Nude Can Miss Guns, Bombs - Bloomberg
I think it would be very embarrassing to go throughout the scanner. The amount of radiation transmitted is tiny. How much radiation is emitted by one TSA backscatter scan? At right, the same pistol is sewn to a pant leg. An enhanced hand search in private must take place in a private room or an area away from the main search comb. Human intelligence and common sense — something scarce at the TSA — will go a lot further in catching the bad guys than costly gadgets pushed by well-connected lobbyists.