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U.S. Fliers Avoid Scanner Logjams as Security Tops Privacy
The lack of logjams at screening stations gave a boost to the TSA and marked a setback to the critics of the new body- imaging technology. Protesters had hoped that travelers requesting physical searches would create snarls and spur the agency to change procedures.
The DHS didn't respond to requests for comment on exactly which of its agencies use the ZBVs. The New York Police Department confirmed that it uses the technology but wouldn't divulge specifics.
Good news, perhaps, for SHAREHOLDERS--and a nightmare for privacy advocates. "It's no surprise that governments and vendors are very enthusiastic about [the vans]," says Marc Rotenberg, executive director of Electronic Privacy Information Center (Epic). "But from a privacy perspective it's one of the most intrusive technologies conceivable."