What's really scary is reading the responses to the article. About half the people who responded think these machines are wonderful. "Big Brother can do whatever they want to us, just keep us safe!" This is the attitude that allows totalitarianism to come to power. Sheeple like this scare the living hell out of me.
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Enough is too much
October 27 2009, 2:03 AM
I flatly refuse to do a naked scan. People can't seem to keep my name, phone number or any other information private, so there's no way I trust them to keeps my pocket images private. And the comments on that article, privacy is secondary to safety, those people need their homes randomly searched for dangerous and undesireable items. Safety, after all, is more important than privacy. Where do we draw the line anymore? By the time the sheep stand up and say "Now that really is too much" we'll be living in something straight out of Orwell. And the terrorists won't only have won, they'll have our credit card numbers and nude scans.
If enough people are willing to go through such a scanner then they will probably end up a fixture in larger airports where there is a lot of people-traffic to deal with. However, there will always be plenty of people who refuse to be scanned in this way for a number of reasons, be it embarrassment or protest at infringement of rights, and nobody should be forced to be subjected to the scans. I guess the only solution is two lanes at security so that those who object to the scans can opt for the pat-down.