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Old Nov 9, 04, 11:15 am
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 8,363
When I was at LHR a month or so ago female security screeners were approaching random women in the line and asking (very politely) if they would try the new machine. It sounded voluntary to me, and I didn't see anyone refuse, but neither did the screeners say anything about what exactly the machine did (my guess is that if they knew they were going to appear virtually naked to the screeners, some women probably wouldn't have gone along with it).

I would have gladly done it, actually, since the regular security lines were pretty long and I'm always curious about new technologies. But it seemed they were only pulling women--presumably because they had an all-female crew working the machine. The machine was behind a pretty tall partition, so the general public could neither see the pax going through it nor could anyone see the image the machine displayed, which I thought was appropriate.
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