Thursday, October 2, 2008

New airport security scanner a "strip search"

The "Backscatter" scanning machine raised privacy concerns when it was introduced in the U.S. with rights advocates saying it amounted to "a virtual strip search". The technology, which is high energy and claimed to be harmless, allows screeners to detect non-metallic devices, objects and weapons concealed on a person's body, but also to see a person's organs and genitals.

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