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Full Body Scanners

Scanners: No Place to Hide

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

As the surveillance state expands around us, entangling us in a web from which there is no escape, what we used to call "privacy" is fast becoming a thing of the past.

Full Body Scanners: From Airports to the Streets?

Jay Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Stanley

Andy Greenberg at reported yesterday that company representatives told him that backscatter X-rays mounted in vans that can be driven arou...

Feds Admit Saving Body Scan Images From Security Checkpoints

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*UPDATED* Despite past statements by federal agencies that images from body scanners were not and could not be saved or recorded, a government agency...

Midway Airport To Receive The Next Wave Of Body Scanners

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After causing quite a stir at their first introduction, full-body scanners are expanding to airports across the country with little fanfare. Chicago'...

Scientists Question Safety Of New Airport Scanners | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Fifty-two of these state-of-the-art machines are already scanning passengers at 23 U.S. airports. By the end of 2011, there will be 1,000 machines and...

Jason Linkins

TSA Screener Attacks Colleagues After Being Teased Over Penis Size | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the lingering effects of last year's Christmas Crotchfire incident is that full-body scanners suddenly became the hot new thing in airport secu...

Flying and Excess Radiation

Robert Alvarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Alvarez

If airline crew members already face unreported radiation risks from long-distance flying, we have a right to know just how whole-body radiation scanning machines are part of this risk.

O'Hare Body Scanners: Security System Debuts In Chicago, Amid Some Privacy Concerns

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Transportation Security Administration gave travelers a sneak peek of the controversial full-body scanner technology Monday at O'Hare Airport. Fo...

Full Body Scans Are a Feminist Issue

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelly Kleiman

Most women know intuitively that full-body scans are a privacy violation that simply can't be tolerated.

Jews, Muslims Worry Body Scanners Violate Religious Laws | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Full-body scanners are the latest clash between religious sensitivity and national security. Some religious groups say the scanners are forcing an unc...

Muslim Woman Barred From Flight After Refusing Full Body Scan

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON (AFP) - Two Muslim women were stopped from boarding a flight from Britain to Pakistan for refusing to go through new body scanners, citing reli...

Pope Benedict Warns Against Use Of Airport Full Body Scanners

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At a meeting in the Vatican at the weekend, the pope made an authoritative - if entirely unexpected - incursion into the raging debate over the planne...

Airport Body Scanner Fatwa: TSA Scans Violate Modesty, Muslim Groups Say

Detroit Free Press | By Niraj Warikoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Saying that body scanners violate Islamic law, Muslim-American groups are supporting a "fatwa" -- a religious ruling -- that forbids Muslims from goin...

Shah Rukh Khan Claims Naked Body Scanner Images Of Him Were Printed, Circulated By Airport Staff

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

According to reports, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been signing printouts of his X-rays from full-body scan machines that have been recently...

Are Tech Solutions the Best Solutions to Terrorism?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harry Shearer

In the wake of the Underpants Bomber, lobbyists for companies that make full-body scanners -- including -- Michael Chertoff -- have unhesitatingly pushed their products. But fashion and profit aside, why not sniffer dogs?

Full Body Scanner FAILS To Detect Bomb Parts During Demonstration (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A German television program's demonstration of full body scanners revealed that the controversial security devices may be able to make out such intima...

Shadow Elite: Do You Know Whose Agenda You're Being Sold?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home
Janine R. Wedel

In the community of fewer than 2,000 in which I grew up, the proverbial six degrees of separation melt away. You can't help but play multiple roles in...

Europe Still Unclear On Airport Scanners

GlobalPost | Teri Schultz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When the Obama administration ordered airport security ramped up after the December bombing attempt aboard an Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight, it allocate...

Full-Body Scans v. Nude Screenings: A Back-of-the-Envelope Calculation

David Colarusso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Colarusso

I'm currently trapped in an airport terminal waiting for my delayed flight, and in the wake of the Christmas day terrorist attempt, I can't help but ponder the question of full-body scans.

Nudists Endorse Controversial Full Body Scanners (PHOTO)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

While privacy advocates have denounced the full body scanners for generating images so graphic they are tantamount to "virtual strip-searching," the A...

Recent Terrorist Threats and the Lack of an Obama Rally

Jennifer Merolla Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Merolla Ph.D.

Conventional wisdom tells us that the country rallies behind the sitting president when its national security is threatened; however, of late, President Obama's approval rating has remained fairly flat.

Airport Body Scanners Can Store, Transmit Images | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Contrary to public statements made by the Transportation Security Administration, full-body airport scanners do have the ability to store and transmit...

Full Body Scanners: At What Cost To Privacy?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

At what cost to privacy? That's the big question in everyone's mind following the attempted airline bombing on Christmas Day. Technology has given way to expensive, highly detailed and some argue unnecessarily intrusive full body scanners.

Ann Coulter: Full Body Scanners Are Useless, Can't Stop 'Foreskin' and 'Anus' Bombs

Mediaite | Steve Krakauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter and the ACLU are teaming up to take on these new intrusive body scan machines at airports. Obviously, they have ...

Will The Next "Underwear Bomber" Succeed?

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

My dire New Year prediction is that Islamic terrorists may well succeed this year in blowing up a civilian airliner. They have already twice proved that suicide bombers can get through security.