$1B of Nude Body Scanners Made Worthless By Blog — How Anyone Can Get Anything Past The TSAs NoSs

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Affection, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I don't know what "POC" means, but the obvious thing is to get the "nude" out of the title and then YouTube won't restrict it.
  2. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    This is awesome! :D^

    Did you get this idea from the two TSA employees that sewed hidden pockets in their uniforms to hide the things they stole? :eek::p
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Here's another one from The Guardian:

    7 March 2012 6:18PM
    They do have these machines in Heathrow and the image comes up in full view of any other passengers walking by. I saw another woman being scanned and I felt mortified for her. The image was pretty nude looking to me.
  4. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    I've noticed that in several comments, people wishing they could opt-out. Those of us that have been felt-up need to let our breathren across the pond know that patdowns are NOT a good option either.
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  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    If TSA now forces passengers through both WTMD and nude scans, it will be an admission that the machines are flawed. :D

    So, is TSA going to stick its collective head in the sand and pretend they never saw Jon's video or are all passengers now going to get a double dose of "security" TSA-style?
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  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Flagging it incorrectly as adult content also causes corporate servers to block it.

    This is important political speech, not porn.
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  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Wish you'd leave this comment at The Guardian.

    Believe me, the Brits don't get it. Well, a few do. Most don't. They don't know what's going on over here and if they're told they don't believe it. I know. I've tried telling friends in the UK. And Jennifer Abel has written half a dozen columns for The Guardian and gotten slammed in comments. Every time.
  8. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Then change the title and see if it's still blocked?

    (And now: in NYDailyNews).
  9. Did it!
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  10. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I've updated the TSA News post with the embedded video.
  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Point of Contact
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  12. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Based on the comment, I presume she flew out of LHR. There they use MMW, if I remember correctly.

    I know we've been over this ad nauseum, I know that Radio Girl has taken great steps to provide empirical scientific data to show the safety of the MMW on human subjects. However, I've said before and I'll say again, we have never used this technology in this way on this large of a population in the space and manner it is being used. Even ionizing radiation at one point was considered perfectly safe with the knowledge people (and scientists) had at the time.

    This is not the first I've heard of that kind of a reaction. I know a few people personally who have reported the same when transiting MMW in the US.
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  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    So they were sure it was the MMW scanners and not the BKSX?
  15. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    If it was a MMW machine, she WAS microwaved. RadioGirl claims they are safe and can't possibly operate at a high enough output to "cook" you, yet others have reported this same observation over the last couple years. This is one of the reason why proper standards are need, and why the machines must be certified to comply by independent, outside laboratories.
  16. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    It's now the banner headline there.

    Good work, Jon!
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  17. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Well, I am based on the airport they flew through...
  18. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  19. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Blogdad Bob Boob has spoken:


    A video is making its way around the interwebs this morning from some guy claiming he figured out a way to beat our body scanners (imaging technology).

    I watched the video and it is a crude attempt to allegedly show how to circumvent TSA screening procedures.

    For obvious security reasons, we can’t discuss our technology's detection capability in detail, however TSA conducts extensive testing of all screening technologies in the laboratory and at airports prior to rolling them out to the field. Imaging technology has been extremely effective in the field and has found things artfully concealed on passengers as large as a gun or nonmetallic weapons, on down to a tiny pill or tiny baggies of drugs. It’s one of the best tools available to detect metallic and non-metallic items, such as… you know… things that go BOOM.

    With all that said, it is one layer of our 20 layers of security (Behavior Detection, Explosives Detection Canines, Federal Air Marshals, , etc.) and is not a machine that has all the tools we need in one handy device. We’ve never claimed it’s the end all be all.

    However, our nation's aviation system is much safer now with the deployment of 600 imaging technology units at 140 airports. It is completely safe and the vast majority use a generic image that completely addresses privacy concerns. Also, keep in mind that is optional. Anybody can opt out of the body scanner for a pat-down.

    If 'crude" works, that's all the bad guys need..

    Extensive testing? Seen a puffer lately? The nude-o-scopes are following.

    The layers of security BS is getting old.
  20. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I love that he was forced to respond. Nobody with a functioning brain believes his (expletive deleted) anymore. I'm sure he's getting hammered in the comments. I'll eventually get over there to look. Wish I could leave a comment.

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