Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Many people reporting backscatter machines not in use today at many airports
Image from Gizmodo.
It seems TSA has a plan to thwart the flier protest (opt-out day) against naked scanners and groping pat downs. They turned the machines off and did normal pat downs in many airports. This is conclusive proof the new security techniques are for security theater and/or the enrichment of favored government contractors who are selling the new equipment. If they were really necessary to keep fliers safe, they would have been in high gear on the busiest travel day of the year. You can bet they will be back to full speed with the new machines and procedures tomorrow.