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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Breaking TSA News: Body Scanners scanning folks near the machine?

Weird News: The scary thing I just noticed in these videos, The scanners radiate enough energy to see folks outside of the Machine! The person in the background is at least 15 feet away from the Body Scanner machine and the image is equivalent to the man standing in the Body Scanner Machine! Regardless of privacy concerns this seems to be a dangerous amount of radiation leakage.

Screen-shot of Body Scanner from video frame
 While the fidelity of the scans from this machine are of surprisingly low resolution, especially compared to the higher resolution "naked scanners" using the potentially harmful x-ray backscatter technology, the TSA and other government agencies have repeatedly touted the quality of "Advanced Imaging Technology" while simultaneously assuring customers that operators "cannot store, print, transmit or save the image, and the image."


This Gizmodo article contributed information: One Hundred Naked Citizens: One Hundred Leaked Body Scans

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