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Full Body Scanners

Government Officials Say Full-Body Scanners At Airports Are Safe

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO — They look a little like giant refrigerators and pack a radiation dose big enough to peer through clothing for bombs or weapons, yet to...

When Your 'Junk' Is Touched at the Airport, Thank a Republican

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The full body scanners are an obvious and very creepy violation of privacy. But the opposition isn't making much of a dent in terms of rolling back this unconstitutional measure: a new CBS poll shows that 81% of Americans favor the use of the scanners. Sad.

Cast of Glee to Administer TSA Pat-Downs

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In the wake of complaints about tighter airport security measures, the TSA has announced that the cast of TV's hit show Glee will be randomly administering pat-downs to airline travelers who opt out of using full-body scanners.

The TSA wants to see your T and A!

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dean Obeidallah

The Transportation Security Administration wants to see you naked! That's right, the TSA wants to see your T and A -- in fact, I think that's what the "T" and "A" now stands for in TSA.

Government Officials Defend New, More Intimate, Airport Security Measures

AP | JOAN LOWY and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — Nearly a week before the Thanksgiving travel crush, federal air security officials were struggling to reassure rising numbers of fl...

Top 5 of 2010 (PHOTOS): Travel News That Made You Say 'Whoa!'

OneTravel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

From a monotone musical instrument's rise to global stardom to one very teed-off Jet Blue employee, 2010 was certainly a year chock-full of stories that made us say "whoa!"

Full-Body Scanners Come To LAX

The Daily Breeze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Airline passengers pulled aside for a secondary security screening at Los Angeles International Airport may feel a little more exposed this summer. ...

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.

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...

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...

First Full-Body Scanners Will Be In Boston And Chicago, AP Source Says

AP | Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government officials say the first of 150 new full-body scanners will be installed in airports in Boston and Chicago over the next ...

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...

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...