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Security scanner can see through clothes

By RobotGod     Feb 23, 2007 in Technology
The Phoenix airport on Friday became the first in the United States to test new X-ray technology that can see through people's clothes and show the body's contours with blush-inducing clarity.
Critics have said the high-resolution images created by the "backscatter" technology are too invasive. But the Transportation Security Administration adjusted the equipment so the pictures can be blurred in certain areas while still detecting concealed weapons.
It will be used only as a backup screening measure during it's testing phase. Passengers who fail the initial screening will have their choice of a pat-down or this. They are asked to stand in front of the machine, which is a closet sized x-ray machine, with their palms held up and facing out. Then they turn and do it from behind. The machine will be used for up to 90 days at the two busiest airlines in Phoenix. After the trial, it may be left in place.
I think that the only problem I have with this is that we do not know what, if any health issues there are. As usual, no one is telling us and they apparently do not care since they are doing it anyway. Before anything else, they need to figure that out. Way to radiate us while traveling. I am almost certain that in a few years,(as usual)cancer cases etc will suddenly appear and be linked to the device. We will see.
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