Full-body scanner blind to bomb parts

Rik Myslewski
The Register
Monday, January 25th, 2010

Most of the uproar over full-body scanners has focused on privacy concerns. There’s one larger question, however, that hasn’t received much scrutiny by the chattering classes: do the damnable things work?

One German TV station says “Nein.”

By way of Americablog comes a video of a man easily concealing the makings of high-temperature combustibles in a manner that evaded a full-body scanner. As the blogger writes: “Even if you don’t understand German, it’s easy enough to follow how this physicist beat the system.”

First the World’s Ugliest Man forced us all to remove our shoes when going through airport security. Now the Nigerian crotchbomber has upped the ante, forcing us to leave our dignity at home.

Full article here

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