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TSA Body Scanners News: Why show ID edition

First, a quick news roundup:

So given the new machines and how stunningly intrusive they are, is there any reason to show ID when you show up at the airport?

2 comments on "TSA Body Scanners News: Why show ID edition"

  • rob sama says:

    Genitals are each pretty unique, no? Maybe they can use them as a biometric when taking nude photos of us at the airport.

  • Shane says:

    From a security perspective, uniformed and other workers should be subject to exactly the same screening as everyone else. That said, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the TSA’s security activities do not really mitigate the threats very effectively.

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