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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Do Body Scanners Make Us Safer? - Room for Debate -

Room for Debate - "There are now about 385 full-body scanners at 70 airports in the United States, with 1,000 scanners planned by the end of next year. Many passengers are disturbed about the nearly-naked images created by the scanners and even more distressed with the thorough pat-downs for those who refuse to go through the machines. One citizens group is encouraging travelers to opt-out of the scans on Wednesday, one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Are Americans being unreasonable in resisting these measures? Are other nations handling airport security in more effective, less intrusive ways? What options should the T.S.A. consider?"

Great discussion at the NYT. I highly recommend the essays by Bruce Schneier and Rafi Sela.

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