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posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 07:59 PM
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New scanners break child porn laws


www.guardian.co.uk

The rapid introduction of full body scanners at British airports threatens to breach child protection laws which ban the creation of indecent images of children, the Guardian has learned.

Privacy campaigners claim the images created by the machines are so graphic they amount to "virtual strip-searching" and have called for safeguards to protect the privacy of passengers involved.

The Department for Transport confirmed that the "child porn" problem was among the "legal and operational issue
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posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 07:59 PM
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No matter what your opinion is
everything in the last 2 administrations that was for "your safety" was not nearly worth it.

Anyone know if this emits strong magnetic radiation?
These scanners I mean
Are very frequent flyers potential victims to scanners?

Is it worth it?


The explosive device smuggled in the clothing of the Detroit bomb suspect would not have been detected by body-scanners set to be introduced in British airports, an expert on the technology warned last night.
www.independent.co.uk...




But Ben Wallace, the Conservative MP, who was formerly involved in a project by a leading British defence research firm to develop the scanners for airport use, said trials had shown that such low-density materials went undetected.

Tests by scientists in the team at Qinetiq, which Mr Wallace advised before he became an MP in 2005, showed the millimetre-wave scanners picked up shrapnel and heavy wax and metal, but plastic, chemicals and liquids were missed.

If a material is low density, such as powder, liquid or thin plastic – as well as the passenger's clothing – the millimetre waves pass through and the object is not shown on screen.
www.independent.co.uk...


Terroists hates us for our freedoms!!

Really?

Seems more like the govt. hates us for our freedoms

Oh this is the UK though, completely different
It won't come here.... right?

Unless you work for the Vatican I don't know how you can not object to this.

Let's throw money at the problem, hopefull it will solve itelf..... right?

Govt. cannot handle airport security
If you are smart you must always consider govt. to be a bunch of chimpanzees

If you want real security you have to let the free market rule, you can't count on govt.

www.guardian.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 4-1-2010 by ModernAcademia]



posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 08:05 PM
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Its only a matter of time till some perv will be caught with a collection of scanner images in his (I could say her too but lets face it its always a 'him") flat.

As recent event have shown its a zero sum game. Those idiots doing the checks at the airport (Who BTW, seem to single ME out for "Enhanced inspections" every time I fly, could not catch a case of the clap in an inner city free clinic let alone a determined terrorist

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posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by FredT
Its only a matter of time till some perv will be caught with a collection of scanner images in his (I could say her too but lets face it its always a 'him") flat.

As recent event have shown its a zero sum game. Those idiots doing the checks at the airport (Who BTW, seem to single ME out for "Enhanced inspections" every time I fly, could not catch a case of the clap in an inner city free clinic let alone a determined terrorist

[edit on 1/4/10 by FredT]


I totally agree with you, this is going to be a tool for the perverts to use. Also lets make it dangerous for the operator of the machine to have or copy images of people by saying every picture that is saved or in the persons possession is a federal felony subject to fines and so many years in prison. The real sick individuals will still do it, but many of the others will be downright afraid to do it. Unless the boss is in on it also.



posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 09:01 PM
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have people actually looked at the out put of these devices ?

considering the shrill bleating - i doubt it


privacy campaigners claim


translation

mindless idiots speculate

just my humble opinion - but any one who would get excited about the images these prodce probally lkikes looking at mamogram slides



posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 10:32 PM
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I dont think it even needs to be an issue about child porn, im not a child but i still dont want the images being taken of me. Im a human being who did not break the law, i dont need to be stripped searched.

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 06:05 AM
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whatever it is, these new scanners are still useless
they wouldnt even have caught the most recent attackers
millions of dollars were therefore wasted



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 09:06 PM
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WAIT, wait, wait. You said:

>
"Govt. cannot handle airport security
If you are smart you must always consider govt. to be a bunch of chimpanzees

If you want real security you have to let the free market rule, you can't count on govt."
>

But the airport security on and before 9/11/01 WAS private security. There were constantly stories about people sneaking weapons or phoney bombs past those "rent-a-cop" security stations.

Private enterprise always wants to maximize profit, minimize expense, and sometimes they do this at the expense of quality. They hired inexperienced people and shorted training. They were subject to the pressure from the airlines to let people pass through faster. In the end it was PRIVATE security that let 19 people through who shouldn't have gotten through.

I have my complaints about the TSA and other government agencies, but don't rewrite history in your blind obedience to a certain ideology. Yes the government screws up, but the marketplace and private enterprise are also creations of and reflections of people, and so are ALSO very subject to terrible screw-ups.



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