Now the TSA can force you to go through the body-scanner

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Your next flight might include a mandatory trip through the body scanner, with the US government quietly changing the opt-out rules for searches. In a document published earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security outlined an update to the Advanced Imagery Technology protocols used by the TSA at US airports, adding a clause which allows officers to insist travelers go through the controversial machines.

Previously, though the body scanners were present at many airports across the country, travelers were free to opt-out of the process. Billed as a privacy consideration, it meant a physical screening was mandatory, but alleviated concerns held by some that the technology could “see them naked” and store photographs of that.

Now, though, that option is being diluted, though not completely retired.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Rifleman III says:

    Of course. Those scanners were purchased from Chertoff Group. Former DHS Director Michael Chertoff’s company. Can you say, “Conflict of Interest”?

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    1. Kind of rhymes with Crony Capitalism, wouldn’t you say?

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