Body Scans at Airports

Body scanners are becoming increasingly popular at airports around the world. The PR about the body scanners is that they are used to check for weapons, and is no different though slightly better, to a pat down. However, this is not even slightly true. The picture produced by the body scanners is nothing short of a naked image

Below is the picture that some of the people selling and promoting the body scanners are using, showing how innocent the body scanners are.

Below is the picture of what the body scan images actually look like. Note, for this picture that had to hide the individuals modesty, passengers will not be so well prepared.

Where does the government stand with storing pictures of people naked, especially children? How long are these pictures stored for? As they have your passport, fingerprint, boarding pass, destination country, and credit card details, do they exchange the pictures with the US, who are want lot of information about passengers being sent over to them before they fly?

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10 Responses to “Body Scans at Airports”

  1. Data Guardians - Would they Misuse Data? « Data - Where is it? Says:

    […] data guardians have access to so much information, from naked body scans and medical records, to phone logs and banking records, that they have information about everyone, […]

    • rick guntoter Says:

      what about the fact the guy has a GUN
      do you want to fly with him

      • 585 Says:

        Given the probability of an incident is so small, I am not overly concerned.

        If there was a 9/11 every week it would still be statistically safer to fly than drive to the airport.

        Further more, post 9/11 the increase in deaths from road accidents (not the actual number of deaths but the increase in deaths) almost matched those killed on 9/11 – in just the first year. This was because people took the “safe” option of not flying – hence the increase in deaths.

        People are rarely concerned about actual saftey or the number of deaths, only if they happen sporadically and in big enough numbers to make the news.

      • NO Says:

        Guns are made of metal, and would be detected by a standard metal detector. No need for the naked body scan to “protect” the safety of the other passengers.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    This is the dumbest thing ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Anon Says:

    I would feel so violated if I had to endure a body scan. As a woman, having no say what so ever and being forced into this is comparable to being raped. I most definitely would not allow my 5 year old son to be body scanned. This is pathetic, probably just another ploy to stop illegal emigration and keep people within borders. Nothing short of a futuristic sci-fi movie.

    • bob barker Says:

      Though I may agree with your aversion to this body scan your reasons baffle me. This is in no way like being raped. Having known victims of rape, I think your comparison belittles the brutality of a real rape. And as far as this being a ploy to stop illegal emigration, there is no way this machine could tell an illegal from a legal immigrant. Even if it could, you sound like that would be a bad thing. Do you not believe this country has a right to protect her sovereignty? If you don’t think the flood of illegal immigrants poses a threat, you should study the fall of the Roman Empire. Floods of barbarians eroded away their culture then overwhelm their infrastructures. Sounds a lot like what is happening here in the US. And have you ever heard the saying “Those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it”? The naivety of people like you are facilitating the fall of this once great nation, shame on you.

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  5. Oliver Says:

    I also agree with the comment, but it is quite ironic that the photo is credited to a firm called ” Rapiscan”

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