This week, Jonathan Corbett posted a video showing how to sneak metallic items through the TSA’s body scanners. That’s right, the same scanners Europe just banned and Israel refused outright. The TSA has spent over a billion dollars on these offensive machines, and it’s clearer than ever just what a waste that was.
The one thing more pathetic than this security loophole may be the TSA’s official response to it. Using carefully chosen words like “crude” and “allegedly”, Blogger Bob Burns attempts to distract from the simple fact that these scanners are less effective and far more invasive than the metal detectors formerly used.
If you’re interested to learn more, see Corbett’s blog. Its name? “TSA Out of Our Pants”.