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TSA: Virtual Strip Searches for Kids?

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New full-body scan technology is already facing opposition in Britain.


Thanks to some guy who shoved a bomb down his pants and boarded a plane on Christmas Day, Americans will soon have to subject themselves to full-body scans. The cutting-edge security measure produces digital images that can see through clothes. Kind of like a virtual strip-search.

The images are unflattering, grainy, and well, kind of creepy, and are already raising questions about decency in England. Child pornography laws in Britain currently make using body scanners on anyone under 18 illegal. Terri Dowty of civil rights group Action on Rights for Children believes the scans transgress child protection laws, which make it illegal to create an indecent image or a "pseudo-image" of a child.

Do you think body scans are inappropriate for children?

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3 comments so far | Post a comment now
K .B. November 15, 2010, 9:06 PM

Oh its fine its fine and may i remind you that I am gay male child (under 18) who fears fat and old and pretty much ugly people so ill just do the search by whatever a the opposite of fat, male, and or old ugly person is maybe someone like Pam Anderson?

Stafon May 21, 2011, 3:04 AM

Hey, good to find smeoone who agrees with me. GMTA.

Julz May 22, 2011, 9:48 AM

AKAIK you’ve got the asnwer in one!

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