Body scanners that can see through clothing to be installed in 10 U.S. airports soon


Body scanners that can “see” underneath clothing will be installed in 10 of the country’s biggest airports within the next few weeks. Airline passengers in cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. can look forward to scenes like the kind depicted in this photo here. How they’ll be used:

The scanners bounce harmless “millimeter waves” off passengers who are selected to stand inside a portal with arms raised after clearing the metal detector. A TSA screener in a nearby room views the black-and-white image and looks for objects on a screen that are shaded differently from the body. Finding a suspicious object, a screener radios a colleague at the checkpoint to search the passenger.

Reminds you a little of City 17, right?

Eh, what are you gonna do? I know I feel 100 percent safer with the TSA on my side. You know, the same organization that couldn’t tell the difference between a bomb and a MacBook Air?

via Drudge Report