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NEWS: Airport Scanner Might Violate Rights

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posted on Nov, 10 2004 @ 01:03 PM
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In Heathrow airport, rumblings of the new scanning system are again rising about it violating people rights. Reports of this new scanner were on Above Top Secret back in May of this year. Currently, civil liberties groups are upset that the scanner is in use.
 



New UK airport scanner "undresses" passengers
New X-ray machine at Heathrow sees through clothes
LONDON - A new X-ray machine at London's Heathrow airport, which sees through passengers' clothes, has been attacked by civil liberties campaigners as a “voyeur's charter”. The machine uses low-level radiation to see through clothing, producing an anatomically detailed black and white image of the body underneath.

Capable of detecting solid objects concealed under clothing, it started a four month trial in October. Randomly picked passengers are asked if they will volunteer to be scanned by the machine.

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Even though most of the people polled who were asked to be scanned approved of the device citing that it "made them feel safer", a civil rights group named Liberty, believes the potential for abuse is there. The airport has taken various steps to limit the abuse potential and believes that it is a much needed tool in protecting passengers.

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posted on Nov, 13 2004 @ 02:08 PM
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Originally posted by ZeddicusZulZorander

The machine uses low-level radiation to see through clothing, producing an anatomically detailed black and white image of the body underneath.

Additional ATSNN Articles:
Privacy concerns with X-ray Scanner


Rapiscan had one of these.

Some can see in colour also.
Orange, green, blue,

Orange = Organic
Blue = Metal
Green = Inbetween

It wouldn't be able to tell the colour of your undies.



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