While Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s failed bombing attempt of the Amsterdam-Detroit Northwest flight may have given the Dutch city’s Schiphol Airport a better reason to implement full-body scans, there were already plans in place to start using the invasive technology, something CNN, at least, fails to note in its report. But CNN does expound on the controversy over the scanners; namely, how they will be able to see through your clothes and right down to your bits and pieces (and maybe even that cellulite on your ass). Even the European Union says the scanners go to far in violating individual privacy rights. But what CNN doesn’t show you, even in this report on just how invasive the scans are —
– is that these things really are deep penetrating. CNN reports “the scan results would first go through a computer, which would then flag any suspicious items to a human,” and only then would another person take a look at your wang.
Oh. And it’s not just the Dutch who will have their T&A screened; Chicago’s O’Hare International is getting the devices next year.