Posted by: brian | March 15, 2007

Gettin’ nekkid in tha airport.

Invasion of the naked body scanners. Apparently the technology now exists to do a low-level “backscatter X-ray” that looks through clothing. Hanes is probably already developing lead-lined underwear. It’s all about security, & the need to detect non-metallic objects that might be stored on your person for use in a hijacking.

If you’re upset, first read the whole article. Looks like they’re working to preserve anonymity – separating the images from your face & name, making sure that no person sees both you (in the flesh, so to speak) and the digital images of your flesh. Plus, it’s not (yet) being applied to everyone, from what I gathered.

Enjoy the new world order, kids. It’s not going away anytime soon.



  1. […] essentially, allow security personnel to view the naked bodies of airline passengers. (I wrote a brief post about it at my other […]

  2. […] couple of years back, I wrote about a new type of scanner that was being planned for use in some airports, and which would use “backscatter […]

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