The Government has defended controversial new airport body scanners as safe, but prominent civil libertarian Terry O'Gorman says the technology is an invasion of privacy.
A new millimetre wave radio frequency body scanner is being trialed at three major Australian airports. It does not use X-rays, but it has X-ray vision.
Using this technology, security officers can detect metal and plastic weapons and also they can see through your clothes.
(caption for Photograph: "Does my fat arse look fat in this?") Report based on a report from the 7:30 report "New airport security strips you naked".
I don't think it's such a bad idea. The people scanning the machine will be in a separate room and will not know who they are scanning.
And mention was made of the new liquid sniffing technology, soon you won't be limited in your carry-on liquids.
I've been shown what type of every-day items when combined can cause explosions and/or fire*. Simple things. Arsonists know about them.
*At the Police Rescue Squad at Marrickville many years ago a powder monkey showed us all sorts of interesting things with cords and simple household substances. Only fools think that gathering tons of certain products is "harmless".