Full-Body Scans

At our meeting yesterday morning, we talked a bit about a new airport security device: the full-body scanner. A number of us winced at the thought:

Can they see us naked?

Well, no. They can't really. But they come pretty darn close!

Jeffrey Goldberg, of The Atlantic, who has written a lot about the problems with airport security today, reminds us that we can decline to use the new devices, in favor of pat-downs. Which, he goes on to say, have pretty inconsistent results.

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