TSA finally seeks public comment on pornoscanners

From Slashdot submitter Trims: "The TSA is now in the public comment stage of its project to roll out Advanced Imaging Technology (i.e. full-body X-ray) scanners. The TSA wants your feedback as to whether or not this project should be continued or cancelled. Now is your chance to tell the TSA that this is a huge porkbarrel project and nothing more than Security Theater. You can comment at http:///www.regulations.gov and reference the docket ID TSA-2013-0004." You've got until Jun 24.



  1. I see they let you upload files, presumably of any type, which it seems anybody else can download. What could possibly go wrong?

  2. I like the scanners at the airports. Because my wife would not let me be a porn star, this is the next best thing.

    1. If the machine was a passive millimeter wave scanner there was no radiation produced by the machine.  Active millimeter wave scanners emit microwaves, which are non-ionizing and aren’t radiation as most laymen understand the term.  If it was a backscatter x-ray machine like Rapiscan makes though, they were lying through their teeth.

      1. The machines in question were active mm-wave scanners.  Anyway non-ionizing radiation is still radiation.

        1. Yes, 0.01W to 0.1W of mirowaves. Sustantially less than the energy input to your body from, say, standing in a well-lit room.

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