Naked Body Scanners, Continued

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April 8 2009 7:51 AM

Naked Body Scanners, Continued

The naked body scanners are taking over.

When we first checked in on them two years ago , the scanners, which see through clothing , were being deployed at a single airport. ... TSA assured us that the scanners would be used only as a "voluntary alternative" to "a more invasive physical pat-down during secondary screening." Only a few passengers, the ones selected for extra scrutiny, would face the scanners. The rest of us could walk through the metal detectors and board our planes.

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Surprise! TSA has  revised its position . Everyone will face the see-through machines. Anyone who objects will "undergo metal detector screening and a pat-down." Show us your body, or we'll feel you up.

More here .

Will Saletan writes about politics, science, technology, and other stuff for Slate. He’s the author of Bearing Right.

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