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Posted on Nov 16, 2010

We’re told that the blur of white pixels in these 100 leaked body scan images represents people. What they’re using at airports now is of much higher resolution. Still, none of these images, like those taken at airports, were ever supposed to make it to the outside world.


At the heart of the controversy over “body scanners” is a promise: The images of our naked bodies will never be public. U.S. Marshals in a Florida Federal courthouse saved 35,000 images on their scanner. These are those images.

A Gizmodo investigation has revealed 100 of the photographs saved by the Gen 2 millimeter wave scanner from Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc., obtained by a FOIA request after it was recently revealed that U.S. Marshals operating the machine in the Orlando, Florida courthouse had improperly-perhaps illegally-saved images of the scans of public servants and private citizens.

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By Ron, November 19, 2010 at 4:31 pm Link to this comment
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Your alternative choice is to be groped. The new manual screening procedures are QUITE invasive. My local airport lacks these fancy scanning devices, and I have a hip implant that sets off the alarm everytime I go through “security.” Thus, I can anticipate a “feel down” every time I fly.  Its enough to make me stop flying.

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By UreKismet, November 17, 2010 at 11:02 pm Link to this comment

The purpose of these machines is nothing to do with detecting bombs, or detecting anything really.  It is worth noting that in virtually all of the so called ‘attempted terrorist acts’ that have been detected, said detection was effected as a result of either the incomprehensively stupid actions of the terrorist masterminds , or ‘intelligence chatter’.

The scanning machines have a double edged anti-human purpose, the first to keep the majority of citizens, those who spend too little time questioning the information they are fed, in a constant state of believing that amerika is unremittingly under threat from ubiquitous ‘muslim terrorists’.

The second purpose, targetted at exactly the same group of humanity as the first, is to reassure the majority of unthinkers that although “terror is everywhere” travel consumption is safe thanks to the effective and altruistic intervention of the state in concert with corporate capital.

The country I live in has confined this harrassment of innocent travellers going about their business to those routes which are utilised by politicians and senior business travellers.

I realise some would find this offensive because the subtext at first glance appears to be “we only look after people who matter”.

However the practical upshot has been a gradual switch by travellers away from the main routes onto side journeys which as a result are friendlier, less harried and suprisingly faster.

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By 911truthdotorg, November 17, 2010 at 10:29 pm Link to this comment

The entire underwear bomber story is an absolute lie to justify the use of these cancer scanners.

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By Chris, November 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm Link to this comment
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It’s obvious from these photos that these scanners are already scanning you way
before you even enter them. I was under the impression that the scan begins once
you step inside this radiation contraption. Some of the photos show scanned
bodies of persons standing quite a distance from these things. So the question
is…HOW much radiation is the public REALLY being exposed to? How much
radiation is the poor employee who is stationed in front of this machine (or
routinely passes by it) being exposed to all day, every day?

Where is the solid data that supports the government’s and manufacturer’s claim
that these scanners are not emitting harmful radiation? Every chemical is required
to have its own MSD sheet that specifically lists the substance’s health impacts on
humans and the environment. Such data sheets should also exist for these
invasive security toys.

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By Cecil Green, November 17, 2010 at 3:26 pm Link to this comment

First they lied to us and told us the images could not be saved. Then they lied to us again—WITH THE SAME LIE.

Only a moron would believe that these devices would lack the ability to capture, store and transmit images. IT’S CALLED EVIDENCE.

The thing I find most appalling isn’t the lie itself, which I find typical. It’s that the mainstream media NEVER QUESTIONED THE LIE. Has there been at least one journalist in a big-name news outlet to ask TSA how they’ve intended to hold images as evidence in-case they find something on a passenger?

Maybe the TSA agent would have to snap a pic of the screen with their cell phone camera and email it to the authorities?

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By SteveL, November 17, 2010 at 1:27 am Link to this comment

Just when I thought they could not come up with any more reasons not to fly.

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By Queenie, November 16, 2010 at 11:14 pm Link to this comment

Disgusting. And cancer causing. I would never fly because of this.

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