May 7, 12, 8:09 pm
Story here. (http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/05/body-scanner-vulnerabilities/)
The IG says...
Exactly how bad the body scanners are is not being divulged publicly, but the Inspector General report made eight separate recommendations on how to improve screening.
...meanwhile, a TSA spokeswoman said “These machines are safe”
A banner day for America!
May 7, 12, 8:18 pm
From the IG press release, dated November 2011.
We evaluated the effectiveness of TSA’s AIT units used at passenger screening checkpoints and its specific screening procedures. We also determined whether Transportation Security Officers followed the established policies and procedures for the technology. The compilation of the number of tests conducted, the names of airports tested, and the quantitative and qualitative results of our testing are classified, or designated as Sensitive Security Information. We have shared the information with the Department, the TSA, and appropriate Congressional committees.
We identified vulnerabilities in the screening process at the passenger screening checkpoint at the domestic airports where we conducted testing. As a result of our testing, we made eight recommendations and TSA concurred with all the recommendations. When fully implemented, these recommendations should strengthen the overall effectiveness of the screening process at the passenger screening checkpoint. TSA appreciated the work done by the Office of Inspector General and will analyze the audit results as part of its ongoing efforts to assess and improve passenger checkpoint screening. The agency acknowledged that improvements can be made in the operation of new passenger screening technologies to prevent individuals with threat objects from entering airport sterile areas undetected. TSA will continue to take the necessary steps to increase the effectiveness of AIT.
The solution to fix what doesn't work? More of it.
We really need a barf smiley...
May 7, 12, 11:35 pm
No, it's not safe. Because it does not safe for those passengers. Because TSA put everyone into the scanner. It's very wrong! TSA doesn't know how to used the scanner. It's time to eliminate the scanner. They won't be necessary to put everyone into the scanner. Those passengers does not want go into the scanner. It caused a cancer. They should get rid of it immediately. It not acceptable for the behavior. Leave the passengers alone! Only where the passengers go through the metal detector and it's right choice.