Airport Terrorism Prevention: virtual strip, they will see you naked… Pros and Cons.
March 6th, 2010.- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration TSA is launching a widespread wave of full-body scanners at U.S. airports amid heightened concern about hidden explosives.
Deployment of these “strip” machines was announced in the fall, before a Nigerian allegedly tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day with explosives concealed in his underwear.
They go into service Monday at a terminal used by Delta and Continental airlines at Boston´s Logan Intl Airport and will be at the vanguard of 150 new machines being installed across the country by the end of summer. Officials say a fourth scanner will be placed at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago within the next week.
TSA scaners allow them to see beneath a passenger’s clothing, to search for weapons or contraband not detectable to the eye or a metal screener.
Passengers will have the option of accepting or declining a body scan. Those who accept — and pass — will not have to walk through a metal detector or other security equipment. Those who decline will be subject to alternative screening methods.
Images from the machine will be displayed in a remote viewing room. A passenger’s face will be blurred, and the image will be seen only by an officer in the room. The passenger will remain at the checkpoint until the remote officer gives the all-clear to another officer standing with the passenger.
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