Video: Lawsuit challenges airport full-body scanners

(BostonGlobe) – A privacy advocacy group is suing the Department of Homeland Security to suspend the use of the controversial full-body scanners employed at airports across the country, including at every major checkpoint at Logan International Airport.

The machines, which use X-rays or radio frequency energy to detect weapons and explosives beneath passengers’ clothing, have been much criticized because of privacy concerns. Continue reading

Media Lies by Omission: Biased survey over-inflates public support for airport scanners

(Sott) – “Deception by an omission of the truth is as bad as a lie.”  Jennifer Chiaverini
The mainstream media was quick to publicise the findings of a survey that showed widespread public support for the global drive to install ‘naked’ full-body scanners at airports. Read More Here

MSM: Body scanners can store, send images, group says

(CNN) – A privacy group says the Transportation Security Administration is misleading the public with claims that full-body scanners at airports cannot store or send their graphic images. Continue reading

MSM: Chertoff Linked to Body Scanner Manufacturer

(BostonGlobe) –  WASHINGTON – Since the attempted bombing of a US airliner on Christmas Day, former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff has given dozens of media interviews touting the need for the federal government to buy more full-body scanners for airports. Continue reading