Vai viajar?Vá antes do verão…


Imagens escaneadas da cidadã norteamericana Susan Hallowell no laboratório TSA de pesquisas

e que pode ser vista com roupas no início desta postagem.

Aeroportos dos Estados Unidos irão utilizar o equipamento que captura imagens
das pessoas totalmente nuas,substituindo os dectetores de metais em todos os aeroportos do país.O início dos trabalhos com este equipamento será no próximo verão naquele país.Mais informações no texto abaixo (em inglês).

Scanned image of Susan Hallowell who runs the TSA research lab and who can be seen with clothes on at the end of this post)
Airports are about to start taking their security precautions personal. Real personal. In Digital Penetration, a disturbing article posted on Slate.com yesterday, William Saletan explains how backscatters, a new type of scanner technology that captures naked images of the human body, will soon be replacing metal detectors in airports across the country.
You may have heard and then forgotten about this issue when it was making headlines back in 2007. You may have thought it was just a wacky idea in the technology section. But the future, it seems, is upon us.
According to a report in the New York Times, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) “plans to replace walk-through metal detectors at airport checkpoints with whole-body imaging machines–the kind that provide an image of the naked body.” All passengers will “go through the whole-body imager instead of the walk-through metal detector,” and, according to Saletan, the machines will begin operating soon after orders are placed this summer.
Apparently the manufacturer of the backscatter machines, American Science & Engineering, introduced the technology in prisons nine years ago, the whole point was to replace strip searches. “The scan requires no physical contact between the operator and the subject, thus vastly reducing the threat of assault against law enforcement personnel and the spread of communicable diseases,” the company argued. The rationale, like the machine, conveyed not an ounce of human warmth, which is why the inmates preferred it.