i recently stumbled on the CNN article, due to a posting in a video-community and would like to introduce the idea about why this ability to save,
store and transmit images has been implemented.
the technology of these scanners is very similar to what you know from your last x-ray at your local hospital.
in case of a nationwide catastrophy where there are possibly millions of lifes endangered. this nation (as many other nations too) have plans in the
plans, that are fabricated to ensure to keep the nation capable of regaining itself to the state we now know it.
back to normality, if you will so.
These plans are kept secret, because they include scnerarios you might never heard of, and will never hear about, unless you are part of a group who
is involved in the development of such plans or (worst case) you are a victim of such an event.
under no circumstances these plans include something like a new world order, or so, its just a plan to give the capability to survive as a nation in
general, and not fall back into the stoneage, where the ancient people voted with a club on someone else head.
To be able to survive it requires shelter for the public, in positions which are easy to access, large enough and strong enough to withstand a specifc
measure of force from the outside.
An airport is a perfect place for such a need.
To be able to survive it requires medical care.
Since we already figured that an airport is a perfect place we would expect to treat the wounded at an airport too.
you see in which direction this goes ?
The scanners in question do have the capability because it aids in using them as a medical device in case of such an emergency where there are
possibly thousands at an airport and nowhere else to go due to outer circumstances.
the devices however have the capability or at least give the opportunity to assist a doctor in a diagnosis.
And recording and storing the data with a laptop or a PC becomes a highly desirable feature, which isnt that much expensive to build that in, because
the computer inside gets along with the data anyway, so why not simply make it capable on demand.
So i think this is the true purpose about why these scanners are ordered to have these capabilities.
My personal opinion in this is:
well done .. good planning ...even ok not to explain that to the public in detail...
where is the control instance to ensure its not being used right now ?
are there regular and random checks wether it has been manipulated ? and if so who does it ?
if not, whom to ask to do it ?
i hope i shed some more light from this side onto it.
i'm sure it was implemented in good faith, if not ..well ... i expect to find it in this forum then