nudity at the airport

7 04 2009

A couple of years back, I remember hearing about a new type of scanner that was being planned for use in some airports, and which would use “backscatter x-rays” to penetrate clothing and, essentially, allow security personnel to view the naked bodies of airline passengers. (I wrote a brief post about it at my other blog.)

Now, it turns out that those tests were so successful, that “the Transportation Security Administration plans to replace the walk-through metal detectors at airport checkpoints with whole-body imaging machines — the kind that provide an image of the naked body.”




3 responses

7 04 2009
All Nudist

Part of me rages at yet another loss of personal freedom, part of me says “How about I just strip for the flight?”.

Kinda funny that if I WON’T let others see me naked, I can’t fly. If I DO let others see me naked, I’ll get arrested! -Steve

7 04 2009
local nudist

That’s pretty much how I feel about it. I don’t care about being seen naked – and from what I’ve seen, the images aren’t like color photographs. It’s hard, if not impossible, to identify the person in the image.

But it does grate against the personal freedom part of me. It’s not *quite* a presumption of guilt until proven otherwise, but it feels a bit like it.

7 04 2009
Academic Naturist

Just an FYI — these scanners get down to millimeter resolution, so they’re taking a closer look at you than other nudists ever could.

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