Column: TSA scanners "virtually strip" travelers

06/23/2008 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The TSA has launched millimeter wave scanners at its checkpoints at several U.S. airports, writes Becky Akers in the Washington Post. She notes that privacy groups and the ACLU are concerned about the scanners, which peer through travelers' clothing and photograph their bodies. "Forcing passengers to disrobe electronically because of terrorism's tiny risk exposes the TSA as our real enemy. It's time to send this agency packing," she writes.

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