Despite promises made to the public on the new controversial body scanners, some private images have been made public. According to Gizmodo, U.S. Marshalls in a Florida Federal courthouse reportedly saved 35,000 images on a scanner, despite rules that they immediately be deleted. (I swear, I was going to erase them!)
The Transportation Security Administration has been getting a lot of flack this week — first for the “don’t touch my junk” incident, and now this. A new policy forces select passengers to choose between a very intimate pat-down or a full-body scan that produces a detailed images of your nether regions. It’s like apples and oranges — I’m not sure which one is worse.
TSA Director John Pistole stands by the “enhanced” procedures. In a meeting today, he told the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee the methods are an essential part of maintaining airport security. He also said airline passengers won't be able to skip body imaging screening or pat-downs based on their religious beliefs.
The new pat-down procedure involves airport security touching the inside of passengers' thighs and touching around women's breasts.
Is it a severe invasion of privacy or necessary procedure set up in order protect us form terrorism? Tell us in the comment section below.