29 December 2009

False Security? ~ Limits of Better Imaging...

TSA shows examples of the latest millimeter-wave security systems... Here AP illustrates one example scanner -- and the ankle-biter "privacy" opposition... T-Rays and backscatter methods are among the latest elements in the "War on Terror." Of course, they are, like so many of the latest policies, are essentially irrelevant. A determined team will smuggle something through by escalating beyond the current security approaches. Or they'll end-run all of that by using a private jet or one of the unlicensed flight vehicles. Short of some kind of Truth Machine, these detection schema are largely just disruptors -- of the rest of our lives. Misguided policies are allowing terrorists to succeed in interfering with our lives, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

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