TSA 'Warning' Media About Reporting On Body Scanner Failures? (Slashdot)

Discussion in 'News' started by Drew Wilson, Mar 8, 2012.

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  1. Drew Wilson

    Drew Wilson AKA IceCube Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    "When anti-TSA activist Jonathan Corbett exposed a severe weakness in TSA's body scanners, one would expect the story to attract a lot of media attention. Apparently TSA is attempting to stop reporters from covering the story. According to Corbett, at least one reporter has been 'strongly cautioned' by TSA spokeswoman Sari Koshetz not to cover the story. If TSA is worried that this is new information they need to suppress to keep it away from terrorists, that horse may have left the barn years ago. Corbett's demonstration may just be confirmation of a 2010 paper in the Journal of Transportation Security that concluded that 'an object such as a wire or a boxcutter blade, taped to the side of the body, or even a small gun in the same location, will be invisible' to X-ray scanners."

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    TSA is getting dangerously close to a Streisand effect if it isn't already beginning.
  2. mountain_rage

    mountain_rage Zeropaids nipple Staff Member Moderator

    Did Canada already pay for some of these scanners or can we cancel our order?

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