"It's 100 percent voluntary, so if the passenger doesn't feel
> comfortable with it, the passenger doesn't have to go through it," TSA
> spokesman Nico Melendez said.
Oh, sure, just go to jail instead.
The security officer who works with the passenger going through the
> screening will never see the images the machine produces. The pictures
> will be viewed by another officer about 50 feet away who will not see
> the passenger, the TSA said.
I find it difficult to accept that those folks will follow a protocol like that.
The machine cannot store the images or transmit them.
> "Once we're done screening the passenger, the image is gone forever," > Melendez said.
You gotta know they can screw with it.
[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Of course they can, and of course they will. Big Brother comes just a few steps closer. And, in some countries in Europe, 'Secondary Inspections' have already gotten underway if some recent internet p*rn is to be believed. You know, the old 'secret hidden camera' routine and all that. PAT]