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Fox News: TSA Gets Rid Of Full-body Scanners At U.S. Airports - Video

Fox News: TSA Gets Rid Of Full-body Scanners At U.S. Airports - Video

Published May 31, 2013
FoxNews.com

WASHINGTON – The full-body scanners that caused an uproar for taking semi-scandalous snapshots of fliers at security checkpoints have been removed from America's airports.

The move comes after a congressional mandate and several complaints lodged by privacy-rights activists who likened the scanners to a virtual strip search.

Instead, airports will now use scanners that only show generic images of bodies, according to a letter released Thursday from TSA officials to members of the House Homeland Security Committee.

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For the 4th of July I drive

For the 4th of July I drive about 16 hrs to Nebraska to visit my grandparents. I could fly, but I just cant justify celebrating my country's independence day by being treated like a slave/criminal at the airport security. I would much rather drive across this great nation as a free man and a shotgun in my trunk for good measure.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

We drove

15 hrs to Buffalo, NY and had a great time.

I can relate, but

even driving can subject you to a DHS search, and I fear it will get worse.

hmmm.....

Is this the set up for another attack?... Then all the full body detailed image scanner supporters and those on the fence will be completely won over and cry to put them back in place - and this time we will pay double the price of the original ones... Clever.... Micheal Chirtoff will be jumping for joy!

worth saying again

I mentioned this below ... it is about NOT standing in a surrender pose for them as well as the radiation lies. Who can stand in the universal sign of surrender with hands up raised above your head? Who? Never stop opting out.

No more titties and ass for TSA crew? Sad.

Guess I'll bring 'em some porno mags the next time I fly....

What would the Founders do?

To be replaced with XBOX One Kinects

More advanced.

No joke, those have massivly

No joke, those have massivly invasive abilities and it never turns "off". They say it turns off and wont recognize your voice except for the command "XBOX ON" which means you have permenantly on biometric scanning camera set up in your living room at all times.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

jaseed's picture

Never Quit Opting Out

Traveled to Phoenix and back for 4th. TSA woman in Phoenix said to me "just radio waves 1/10 of cell phone". I said no, I still opted out.

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Screw Tsa

out of phoenix had same bs that these scanners don't have radiation.
I told the guy - ya right - like we are suppose to believe what you say.
I then asked what about my personal property lying on the belt and he said we have cameras watching in all angles and I said ya, US citizens know all about your cameras as if that gives comfort. Later the guy who frisked me dropped my valuables on the floor (not those valuables)
I agree - always opt out ... I will never stand in a position of surrender to them ... the hands up routine is just putting the sheep in more compliance mode to obey and give up. Good for you jaseed ... as I will always opt out too.

Big deal!

With the other scanners you still get radiated. And unless I'm wrong (and I don't think I am) the fundamental image capturing technology is the same. That would mean the raw (a.k.a. "naked") image is still being captured with only software adding a stick-figure overlay to make the public feel better.

And if that's the case where they're being deceptive than how do we know the raw image isn't being stored and readily available for viewing behind the scenes?

I call bulls**t!!!

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

DHS never stops fooling us

DHS never stops fooling us and making more money.

So dual Israeli citizen

Chertoff makes bank on machines we no longer use...and gets a new contract for new machines? Are you shitting me?

No he sold them the upgrade that omits details.

Cha-ching!

Free includes debt-free!

Read press release carefully

Radiation machines are not going anywhere. They are mothballing only one type of equipment. Other radiation machines, that have software that disguises body shapes - stay

Engage in Secure Exchange

Chertoff

has overplayed his hand

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Only the software is being changed from what I understand

People will still be exposed to X-rays on a regular basis if they are frequent travelers.

Phxarcher87's picture

Only to be replaced with something better

The non filtered cigarette was replaced with the filtered cigarette...

THE CLASS OF CITIZENS WHO PROVIDE AT ONCE THEIR OWN FOOD AND THEIR OWN RAIMENT, MAY BE VIEWED AS THE MOST TRULY INDEPENDENT AND HAPPY.
James Madison

Can I still "opt" to be molested instead?

deacon's picture

:)

all we can do is hope
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Why did I get the feeling this was too good to be true?

:(

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

and the radiation continues.

and the radiation continues.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul