May 22, 2008

Big Brother Is Watching as He's Never Watched Before

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently installed millimeter-wave scanners at checkpoints in Los Angeles International Airport and New York's JFK. It already uses the technology at Sky Harbor in Phoenix, and it’s threatening to add more machines not only in these terminals but in others, too. Millimeter waves bombard passengers with beams that penetrate clothing to show the body beneath. Victims don’t undress: the rays do it for them so screeners can find the weapons so many of us tape to our torsos. Never mind that no TSA employee anywhere has discovered a single terrorist, despite wandings, pat-downs, and the agency’s foot-fetish. Passengers now may have to perform a virtual strip-tease, too...READ MORE

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