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Published: 02/6/10

My Left Breast Put Fancy TSA Scanner to the Test

By  Sandra Fish - Politics Daily
My Left Breast Put Fancy TSA Scanner to the Test

A funny thing happened to me at airport security this week: The full-body scanner appeared to detect my fake left breast. After I sauntered sleepily through the regular scanner at Denver International Airport, the TSA guy motioned me into the clear, cylindrical, full-body scanner (aka, the Millimeter Wave). The woman there asked me to step on the yellow footprints and raise my arms above my head. She murmured into a headset to start the scan. There was a quick motion through the plexiglass. She asked me to turn, step on the green footprints and hold my arms straight out. Another scan. She mo...

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Published: 02/2/10

U.K. Bans Passengers Who Refuse Full Body Scans from Flying

By  David Sessions - Politics Daily
U.K. Bans Passengers Who Refuse Full Body Scans from Flying

As international debate swirls around the use of full body scanners for airline security, the United Kingdom announced that it would bar any travelers who refused to submit to the scans from getting on airplanes, the Daily Mail reports. The government also overturned a planned exemption for children under 18. The scanners went into use today at airports in London and Manchester, and Birmingham will soon follow. The implementation of full body scanners in the U.K.is a response to the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner last Christmas Day. The scans, controversial because of how much o...

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