TSA Airport Scanners Wouldn’t Catch an Implant Bomber

A number of news outlets are reporting today on the bizarre-sounding story of terrorist groups considering how to implant explosive devices into humans to blow up a passenger jet.

A U.S. security official confirmed the story for ProPublica, and the Transportation Security Administration released a statement that it had recently briefed domestic and foreign airlines. The agency said that passengers flying to the United States may notice additional ... Full Story »

Posted by Juan Carlos - via ProPublica

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Kristin Gorski
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by Kristin Gorski - Jul. 7, 2011

Relevant. Places this issue within a solid context. Provides information that anyone who flies in an airplane and/or even works at the TSA security checkpoints would find useful in making decisions on this issue.

According to this and other news reports, there seem to be a sizable population of experts who have continually stated that these backscatter machines have their limitations. Why hasn't this expertise been taken into account in designing better airport security?

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