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Is TSA Removing Backscatter Scanners? Nope

This morning ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize winning non-profit news organization, wrote about the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) quietly swapping certain Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) scanners from airports around the country, replacing them with other AIT scanners, implying that this is being done for health reasons.   ProPublica journalist Michael Grabell writes, “The TSA is not…

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US Court of Appeals Requires TSA To Get Public Comment On Scanners

Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit handed down a ruling requiring the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to seek out public comments on the use of Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) scanners.   While the Court of Appeals ruling stemmed from a lawsuit brought by the Electronic Privacy Information Center,…

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TSA Whole Body Image Scanners – They Don’t Store Images

There has been considerable controversy over the deployment of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) backscatter whole body image scanners and millimeter wave scanners (referred to as WBI Scanners from now on).  Some people see the scanners as a violation of their personal right to privacy, others have religious objections, and others object simply because they…

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