TSA invasion: Big Brother may soon scan your every molecule

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    Got a tip the other day about a creepy new scanner. Lisa Vaas writes at Naked Security:
    Possibly as early as 2013, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be able to beam a laser at us from 164 feet (50 meters) away, analyzing the molecules of our bodies, our clothes, our luggage, whatever meal we’re digesting inside our guts, whatever gun powder residue might have clung to terrorists, whatever drugs are floating around in our urine or glommed onto the soles of our shoes, and how nervous we might be according to our adrenaline levels, all without patdowns or having to touch us at all, without us even knowing it’s happening.​
    The news comes from a researcher who chooses to remain anonymous.​
    He’s currently completing his PhD in renewable energy solutions and published the news of this impending death of privacy on Gizmodo.​
    . . . DHS plans to install this molecular-level scanning in airports and border crossings across the US.​
    The “official, stated goal” is to quickly identify explosives, dangerous chemicals, or bioweapons at a distance, he writes, and will likely be used to scan absolutely anybody and everybody:​
    The machine is ten million times faster–and one million times more sensitive–than any currently available system. That means that it can be used systematically on everyone passing through airport security, not just suspect or randomly sampled people.
    The problem is, technology is being put in place faster than we can come up with privacy safeguards to deal with it.
    Commenter Echo Vector gets it right:
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.​
    Sigh. The zombies, brainwashed, and the sheeple have given away damn near everything that millions on millions of brave men and women fought and died to save and protect.​
    What a damned waste.​
    Read the complete article at Gizmodo. It’s a doozy.

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