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    Airport body scanners

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    JAS

    Posts : 36
    Join date : 2009-09-09
    Location : Scotland

    Airport body scanners

    Post by JAS on Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:23 pm

    If you plan travelling through Manchester Airport then you might want to tone up in the gym first now they've installed a body scanner that can see through your clothing and is fairly revealing. According to the article aiports in the US are going to use them too.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8303983.stm

    Joking aside I don't like it...I think it's way over the top and I'd rather have the pat down and handheld metal detector search. Although I don't have any, I also agree with those who have voiced concerns, in the article comments, about children being scanned.

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    JAS

    bart

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    Join date : 2009-09-03

    Re: Airport body scanners

    Post by bart on Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:52 am

    what can they actually see, the general public cannot see the image can they??

    JAS

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    Join date : 2009-09-09
    Location : Scotland

    Re: Airport body scanners

    Post by JAS on Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:36 pm

    I believe the way it works is that the images are vewied by a group of customs officers in a seperate room.

    I think considering the frequency with which our Government departments "lose" disks etc containing people's personal details it's probably only a matter of time before some images appear online etc.

    In fact yesterday they announced that they have now stopped scanning Under 18's while they seek legal advice because the images show details of the genitalia.

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    JAS

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