Posts Tagged ‘ bodyscanners ’

Bodyscanners Again

Aug 18th, 2011 | By

The stories about bodyscanners and how and what data is stored when we go them at airports has been quiet for a little while over here. Not so in the US where new software is being tested to replace the one which shows a truer outline of the bodily figure. The new software is supposed to show just stick figures but it seems that may not be the whole story.

National Opt-Out Day

Nov 17th, 2010 | By

This isn’t a British or an Irish day of action but an American one. A week today “they” are asking people who fly to refuse or opt-out of going through a body scanner. Wednesday next week is supposed to be the busiest day of the year as it is the day before US thanksgiving. So the hold-ups at security, if people request pat-down searches instead of the body scanners, could produce some lengthy queues.

The Bodyscanner Debate Goes On

Aug 31st, 2010 | By

On the face of it, the use of bodyscanners to deter terrorists or, to put it another way, to make us feel that we are as protected as possible when we fly, is something that few would argue with. But all is not simple and there are many justifiable objections to them, not the least of which is privacy. And health risks. And whether the machines work.