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Airport body scanners not a health risk: study

WASHINGTON – Full-body scanners used to secure airports, about 1,000 of which will be deployed across the United States by year’s end, do not pose health risks, a study released has found. The University of California study appearing in the “Archives of Internal Medicine” found that a traveler would have…

Watch: ‘If you touch my junk, I’m gonna have you arrested,’ man tells TSA agent after refusing body scanner

TSA threatens man with lawsuit, $10,000 fine after refusing pat down A man trying to board a plane at San Diego International Airport refused the airport’s “backscatter” machine (which takes a snapshot of items beneath a passenger’s clothes) got into an altercation with a Transportation Security Administration agent after telling…

Airborne rebellion: Group urges ‘national opt-out day’ for airport body scanners

Pilots, flight attendants lead public opposition to intrusive new measures TSA employee reportedly admitted pat-down involving touching of genitals meant to intimidate people into using body scanners As public anger grows over the TSA’s body scanners and intrusive new airport pat-down procedure, a Web site is urging travelers to “opt…

Senate bill would make airport body scanners mandatory

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate requiring all airports to use full-body scanners lacks sufficient privacy safeguards, says a prominent watchdog group. The Electronic Privacy Information Center says the bill, introduced in the Senate by Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), “contains particularly weak privacy provision[s]…

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