Pro Publica: How Good Are The TSA’s Body Scanners?

Pro Publica: How Good Are The TSA’s Body Scanners?
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New evidence has emerged that indicates that the full body security measure might not be as effective as wed like them to be.

Dory Carr-Harris, PSFK
  • 23 december 2011

It was the end of a four-hour congressional hearing, and Florida Rep. John Mica was fuming at Transportation Security Administration officials.

The TSA had begun deploying hundreds of body scanners to prevent suicide bombers from smuggling explosives onto planes. But Mica, the Republican chairman of the House Transportation Committee, had asked the Government Accountability Office to test the machines. The results, he said, showed the equipment is “badly flawed” and “can be subverted.”

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