Following a court mandate that the Transportation Security Administration review public opinion about its invasive airport body scanners, more than 2,000 comments have been posted.
And members of the public don‚Äôt like the invasive images security officers are reviewing.
The court mandate was in response to the case, Electronic Privacy Information Center v. Department of Homeland Security. TSA will continue to accept comments from the public until June 24th at www.regulations.gov.
Comments have noted various problems with the scanners, including privacy violations, potential health risks, and the machines accuracy in regards to risk detection....
Christopher000 wrote: --- Israel uses nothing but metal detectors, chemical sniffers, and profiling, and they have never had a problem.
Israel is not politically correct like we are. Our people stupidly assume anyone could be a terrorist, so as to avoid looking at actual potentials. The same mentality that looks at anyone who owns a gun and assumes he could be a serial killer. Either situation results in reduction of liberty and increase in gvmt going over the top. The sheep who cheer either on sell themselves off cheap.
I find it so embarassing to have to go through these things always knowing that there are people looking at me in real time. When these first came out years ago, a news reporter went through one as part of a news segment. They showed the whole thing on TV and talk about an invasion if personal privacy...I could see everything through his clothing. These machines could be especially embarassing for women and it doesn't make me feel better that I can't see those who are viewing the scans or that the scans are "suppose to be" destroyed. That hasn't worked out too well so far. As for some potential perv patting me down, or someones child...I'm not a fan of that either. Israel uses nothing but metal detectors, chemical sniffers, and profiling, and they have never had a problem.