Bloggers Exposes Possible Loophole in TSA Scanners

Controversial nude body scanners used at U.S. airports have come under fire again – after a blogger claimed he could easily smuggle explosives through them onto a plane.

Engineer Jonathan Corbett has published a video where he shows how he took a small metal case through two of the TSA’s $1billion fleet in a special side pocket stitched into his shirt.

This is because, he suggests, the scanners blend metallic areas into the dark background – so if an object is not directly placed on the body, it will not show up on the scan.

The metallic box, he claims, would have set off an alarm had he passed through the old detecting system.

His revelation comes just weeks after Europe banned the ‘airport strip-searches’ over fears the X-ray technology could cause cancer.

Click here to read the full article on The Daily Mail.

The video has since been restricted by youtube as “inappropriate for some users.”

Click here to watch the full video

 

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One Response to Bloggers Exposes Possible Loophole in TSA Scanners

  1. Behar Reply

    June 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I have to say, I’ve been lucky enough not to have eoeeuntnrcd any of this yet because my home airport does not have these scanners at this point, and I’ve somehow avoided them at other airports this year. I’m getting ready to fly home (through O’Hare), and I’m trying to decide how to handle it if there is not still a metal detector option It’s pretty much a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation, as I’m quite against ANYONE touching me or seeing me naked (even if it is a blurred image) that isn’t my fiance or doctor. Unfortunately, I hadn’t heard much about the full body scanners until I booked my trip, and I do not want to cancel. It is making me rethink future trips to airports with these scanners.I’m absolutely appalled at the video of the young girl being grabbed by the agent. I was an extremely shy child who was VERY wary of ANYONE getting too close, let alone touching me, despite having perfect parents and never being in any sort of abusive situation. I even had a couple of complete meltdowns at my REGULAR doctor’s office because I was so shy and nervous of strangers I didn’t really even like hugs from anyone but my mom or dad (still don’t, honestly). I cannot even imagine how I would have responded to this, but I’m 100% certain my mom would have rushed me out of there while giving the TSA agent an earful of her rage for trying to come near her little girl. I’m certain she wouldn’t have let them get within 2 feet of me we would have cancelled the trip (or my mom would have gotten arrested she gets that crazy when her mama bear comes out) because I know that I literally would have had a screaming traumatic meltdown right there certain that my life was ending and probably refused to fly forever after. I had a very powerful set of lungs as a little girl, plus some very effective kicking/flailing maneuvers it would have made any TSA agent think twice before coming close to another kid and probably would have traumatized any other passengers nearby. I was just that shy, modest, and literally terrified of strangers.This whole issue is just another result of the excessive fear mongering we’ve been subjected to since 9/11. Yes, something unimagineably horrible happened to our country that day, but the liberties that have been taken with our personal freedoms and rights are nearly equally appalling, more so because they’ve been inflicted upon us by our own government, not a group of terrorists who despise our way of life. I actually don’t understand how anyone can shrug off this most recent attack on our personal liberties as not a big deal.I went on a rant about it last night and convinced some people who hadn’t given it much thought that they probably should give it a LOT of thought.Interestingly, this seems to be something both far right and far left people often agree on

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