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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Scanners, privacy, and airports

Opinion: Don't let scanners erase privacy http://bit.ly/7beP9P (via @cnn)

OK, so Jason has his panties in a wad over the use of body imaging as a part of airport security. His point is well-taken, but for the time being, I see no alternative.

However, let's not forgot just how little privacy remains in the American public. Stop to count just how many times you are recorded for all posterity on security cams. They're everywhere, and in a good many places you never even thought about.

Visit an ATM. Walk by a bank, not just in one. Drive through an intersection that has red light robots. Bought groceries lately?

Airports are very much the also-rans in security.

It might be better to worry about the eyes the screener who has to check out my image in that screen.

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