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TSA Taking Controversial X-Ray Scanners Out Of Big Airports And Shipping Them Off To Smaller Ones

According to reports, the TSA is removing backscatter full-body scanners, which use very small amounts of ionizing radiation, from major airports and replacing them with less-controversial millimeter wave scanners. But those X-ray scanners aren’t going to the Museum of Bad Ideas; they’re being shipped off for use at smaller airports. [More]

Man Claims You Can Beat TSA Scanners By Placing Contraband Along The Side Of Your Body

Man Claims You Can Beat TSA Scanners By Placing Contraband Along The Side Of Your Body

Since the TSA began rolling out its full-body scanners a few years ago, much has been made about possible safety and invasion of privacy concerns, but one blogger claims the devices are completely ineffective because all you need to do to sneak something past security is to place it along the side of your body. [More]

Some Full-Body Airport Scanners Banned In Europe

Some Full-Body Airport Scanners Banned In Europe

The full-body scanners being rolled out at security checkpoints in U.S. airports are either of the millimeter-wave type, which uses radio frequency waves, or the backscatter X-ray type, which uses ionizing radiation — and which has effectively been banned from use in European airports. [More]

Fake Boob Sets Off Fancy Schmancy Airport Security Scanner

Fake Boob Sets Off Fancy Schmancy Airport Security Scanner

We live in a brave new world, people. Cars park themselves. Two-year-olds are Twittering. And now the TSA’s latest and greatest security technology has become sentient enough to let us all know that it does not approve of breast implants. [More]