TSA Full-Body Scanners: Protecting Passengers Or Padding Pockets?

By Jack Loftus
Gizmodo Australia
Nov. 14, 2010

Pilots hate them. Passengers who avoid them get a groping. They’re the TSA full body scanners presently deployed at airports near you. Their effectiveness is unclear. What is clear is that lobbying for them makes you a ton of money.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all for airport security and stopping the terrorists before they can cause a horrific mid-air explosion with their shoe bombs or dog bombs, or whatever it is they’re going to try and use to create terror in the airways. But how about a little rationality and common sense?

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