Minneapolis Airport Gets Full-Body Scanners

MINNEAPOLIS/ ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has begun using millimeter-wavelength full body scanners at one of its checkpoints. The scanners use radio waves to create an image of a person's body. The waves pass through clothing but can detect metallic and no-metallic items hidden under clothing. These types of scanners have raised privacy concerns, as they can create a detailed (although somewhat blurry) picture of a person's body. The airport hopes to get additional scanners in place this Fall.

Source: Planet Data

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  1. "Advanced Imaging Technology" is a euphemism created to make people think they are getting "scanned." No one is getting "scanned" -- they are getting strip searched.

    The fundamental privacy issue is whether our government has the right to make strip searches routine and mandatory.

    There is no question that these machines violate the 4th Amendment.

    There are also health issues. Researchers are already coming out saying that the machines aren't safe and could cause cancer. The flat ones (Rapiscan) use X-RAYS on Men, Women & Children, including pregnant women!

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