Jan 222011
 
 January 22, 2011  Surveillance

Joseph Weber reports that TSA may start considering what it should have considered four years ago when it was first suggested:

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole said Thursday the agency is looking at new technology such as body scanners that show passengers as “stick figures” and security methods used in Israeli airports in a drive to make air travel security “as minimally invasive as possible.”

In a speech before the American Bar Association in WashingtonMr. Pistole said the federal government would make a decision “sometime this year” on whether to adopt the newer scanner technology, now used in Amsterdam.

Read more in The Washington Times.

“Sometime this year” continues to expose millions of air travelers to unnecessarily invasive techniques.  Reviewing the research and feasibility of alternative methods that were suggested to TSA – and ignored or declined – a number of years ago should only take a few months at worst.

Get on this, people!

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