Oct 302010
 
 October 30, 2010  Surveillance

Nate Anderson writes:

Yesterday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rolled out new nationwide rules for traveler pat-downs. Want to keep your genitalia private by avoiding the new backscatter security scanners? You can request a pat-down instead, but the TSA is intent on making sure you won’t enjoy it. The new rules require agents to pay renewed attention to your crotch, and their hands won’t stop until they meet testicular resistance. (No word on quite how far they’ll go should you lack said testicles.)

Read more on Ars Technica.

I would like to politely request that all male members of Congress undergo this procedure and then let’s talk about whether they think things have gotten a bit “out of hand” (so to speak) with search procedures.

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