What we’re reading: Airport scanner radiation, man wears 70 items of clothing, full-fare air ads in Canada
What we’re reading: LOT’s 787 routes, UK airport axes body scanners, $21,000 fine for baggage-belt death
What we’re reading: TSA studies new body scanners, couple’s sex-toy humiliation, keeping LAX butterflies safe
What we’re reading: Logan upgrading whole-body scanners, Mid-Atlantic hotels accused of price gouging, IAH gets Spirit Airlines
Boston Logan upgrading to privacy enhanced body scanners
Logan Airport will be upgrading its whole-body scanners that will display “Gumby-like” images rather than the more detailed images currently in use.
BOS will end up swapping out all 25 of the airport’s Rapiscan Systems AIT units with L-3 Security ProVision AIT units by the fall. TSA last year announced it would spend $44.8 million to purchase 300 of the upgraded units (ATW Daily News, Sept. 9, 2011), to be deployed at 29 airports around the country (ATW Daily News, Oct. 10, 2011).
What we’re reading: Delta considers bid for oil refinery, TSA not using body scanners efficiently, 12 injured when UA flight hits turbulence
Jonathan Corbett, an pro-4th Amendment advocate and the first person in this country to sue the TSA for invasion of privacy, figured out how to go through TSA’s body scanner with a hand-sized metal object concealed in a side pocket of his shirt. He did it repeatedly and even sent the video to TSA for their study. Here is his video released to the public.
After all of the Sturm und Drang, are they worthless?