Feds Admit to Storing Thousands of Images from Naked Body Scanners

Full body scanners, which thwart terrorist attacks by flashing airport security your genitals and breasts, are supposed to generate images that disappear as soon as they're viewed. At least that's what the TSA has claimed in response to privacy concerns over the creepy technology.

As it turns out, that's the opposite of true: The U.S. Marshals Service admitted that just one courthouse checkpoint in Florida has stored tens of thousands of the images. And a report released last week revealed that the TSA demands all machines be equipped with the ability to record and transmit images for "testing, training, and evaluation purposes." 

Two weeks ago Janet Napolitano said the body scanners will be introduced in almost every major airport.

Read the rest of the story at CNET.

AlterNet / By Tana Ganeva

Posted at November 9, 2010, 9:00am

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