Friday, January 18, 2013

This has to be considered good news.

Congress apparently passed a law that required airport scanners, the kind that take a nude picture of you, to fix that somehow so the view was more modest, and that that had to be done by June.  Now the company that makes the scanners says it can't modify their machines to satisfy the congressional rule, so TSA has announced that the nude scanners are gone.

The search process will still be intrusive, but a lot less so now that these monstrosities will be gone.  I'm personally surprised that the TSA still thinks it has to abide by any law at all, but this one they are, and we can consider this a win for the good guys.

Further, the company that makes the scanners, Rapiscan, got the contract, worth millions, by using undue influence through former members of the Obama administration, so the chickens have come home to roost, as it were.   

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