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'Porno Scanner' Scandal Shows the Idiocy of America's Zero Risk Culture

What should we expect in a society that requires adults to wear bicycle helmets while pedaling in the park or prints warnings on fast-food coffee cups?

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The American public needs to recognise the nature of the terror threat and accept a certain level of risk in their lives and travels instead of kowtowing to every reactive security 'enhancement' proclaimed by TSA as necessary to protect the country. In terms of airport security, we are the laughing stock of the industrialised world, and an embarrassment to knowledgeable security professionals.

The tragedy of 9/11 wasn't the attacks of that day, but what has happened to America in the years since.

Which begs the question: who should we be afraid of, really -- "them" or "us?"


The TSA’s “porno scanners” are a gross invasion of privacy. After the House voted down invasive porno scanners, the TSA ignored the will of Congress and bought the machines anyway, wasting $25 million in stimulus funds to create just a single job. Sign the Petition: Investigate the TSA

Richard Forno is a security researcher in the Washington, DC area.

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