Effectiveness of airport scanners questioned

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December 27, 2010
Washington Post    
Posted in LAND News, News, PND News

"The full-body scanners in use at 78 US airports can detect small amounts of contraband and hidden weapons, all while producing controversial images of travelers. ... finding small amounts of marijuana wrapped in baggies, other drugs stitched inside underwear, and ceramic knives concealed in shirt pockets. But the machines could miss something far more deadly: explosive material taped to someone’s abdomen or hidden inside a cavity." [editor's note - Umm, right; their biggest "catches" have been personal-use pot-smugglers, and our greatest fear is some doofus stuffing explosives up his rectum; does anyone really believe all this crap? - SAT] (12/27/10)


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