Aug. 24 2010 - 12:00 pm
Full-Body Scan Technology Deployed In Street-Roving Vans
As the privacy controversy around full-body security scans begins to simmer, it’s worth noting that courthouses and airport security checkpoints aren’t the only places where backscatter x-ray vision is being deployed. The same technology, capable of seeing through clothes and walls, has also been rolling out on U.S. streets.
American Science & Engineering, a company based in Billerica, Massachusetts, has sold U.S. and foreign government agencies more than 500 backscatter x-ray scanners mounted in vans that can be driven past neighboring vehicles to see their contents, Joe Reiss, a vice president of marketing at the company told me in an interview. While the biggest buyer of AS&E’s machines over the last seven years has been the Department of Defense operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, Reiss says law enforc
that is friggen creepy and just wait until hell is unleashed when they inappropriately scan children. Couldn't that be considered child pornography? I see a lot of problems with this.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:05 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:29 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by DEpley at 2:02 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
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Answer by nicolemstacy at 1:20 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by DEpley at 10:41 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by Proudparent707 at 1:17 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Not to mention all those weapons that some like to carry whether they've secured the proper permits or not!
I agree DE- privacy?
Answer by Sisteract at 2:43 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
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