Sep 272010
 
 September 27, 2010  Surveillance

Skyla Freeman writes:

Second of a two-part series.

Last week, in Part One of this series, I examined the failures of the Transportation Security Administration’s new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT), a clothes-penetrating scanning system that records highly sensitive images of passengers.

While the TSA has made numerous promises about the data gathered from these scans (such as not storing images or sharing them), most have been proven, either by mainstream media or the TSA itself, to be untrue.

In the roll-out for the AIT scanners, which aims to have placed 1,000 in U.S. airports next year, the TSA has focused on three main points to set the public mind at ease: anonymity (the TSA employee will not know whom they are seeing unclothed), consent (passengers have a choice between scanners and other methods), and intent (the scanners are necessary to ensure passenger safety). Let’s examine these three claims, and whether or not they justify the use of this technology.

Read more on Human Events.

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