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Now showing at MMIA: 3D Full-body nude images of passengers

Posted in Big Brother, english, Terror with tags , , , , on October 24, 2010 by NachtVorst

Via millimeterwaveporn.com:

The 3D full-body scanners procured for thorough body check of passengers at the nation’s major airports for security reasons are now being abused by security officials from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), THISDAY can confirm.

They use the machines, installed in the wake of the Farouk AbdulMutallab affair, to watch the naked images of female passengers for fun.

The controversial body scanners have been dubbed “e-stripping” in advanced countries because of the way they expose the nakedness of those being screened.

Read more here.

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The music in my head: METALLICA – …And Justice for All (including bonus rant!)

Posted in english, Metal, Politics, Terror, The Music in my Head, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2010 by NachtVorst

I’ve had the title-track from Metallica‘s …And Justice for All stuck in my head all day today. Here’s an excellent live version:

I’m not sure how the song got stuck in my head, but it could have something to do with the new cabinet we’re getting here in Holland, formed by two right-wing parties with support from the local fascist party. They will be fusing the ministries of Justice and the Interior into a super-department of ‘Safety and Justice’, bringing control over Police and the Judiciary in one hand. Montesquieu is turning in his grave.

The Ultimate in Vanity
Exploiting Their Supremacy
I Can’t Believe the Things You Say
I Can’t Believe
I Can’t Believe the Price You Pay
Nothing Can Save You

The new Minister of Safety will be Ivo Opstelten, the person who came up with the ludicrous idea that there should be a minimum distance between schools and coffeeshops. Notice that entrance to coffeeshops is prohibited to minors here and the shopholders strictly enforce this or their shops would be closed. Also notice that he has no problem with bars and stores selling alcohol close to schools.

Apathy Their Stepping Stone
So Unfeeling
Hidden Deep Animosity
So Deceiving
Through Your Eyes Their Light Burns
Hoping to Find
Inquisition Sinking You
With Prying Minds

The state secretary will be Fred ‘Crimefighter’ Teeven (no, not the funny guy), a veteran of the war against terror and the war on (some) drugs.

Halls of Justice Painted Green
Money Talking
Power Wolves Beset Your Door
Hear Them Stalking
Soon You’ll Please Their Appetite
They Devour
Hammer of Justice Crushes You
Overpower

It’s unclear what Opstelten’s positions on net-neutrality, censorship and piracy are and Teeven’s position seems to be mostly shifting, so as a freedom-lover, pirate and coffeeshop-visitor I will be keeping a very close eye on these guys.

Justice Is Lost
Justice Is Raped
Justice Is Gone
Pulling Your Strings
Justice Is Done
Seeking No Truth
Winning Is All
Find it So Grim
So True
So Real

Sorry for the rant, I promised myself not to rant about politics anymore, but that will be hard with the new brown cabinet… Back to the subject; compare the above version of Justice, from the 1989 tour with this one, when they finally played it completely again for the first time 18 years later:

Where is the anger, the aggression, the thrash-feeling? The vocals are off, the solo is wrong and won’t even start about the drums. Can you believe it’s the same band? I think we need Mr. T and the ghost of Cliff Burton to help us once again… (Wow, tripod.com actually still exists? Guess they’ve beaten GeoCities after all!)

Yes, we scan!

Posted in Big Brother, english, Funny, Religion, Terror with tags , , on February 13, 2010 by NachtVorst

I’ve always thought Germans (and Lutherans) didn’t have a sense of humour, but this Minister of the Lutheran Church in Cologne (Köln), has proven me wrong:

Karneval: Nacktscanner in Kölner Kirche. The Article is in German, I haven’t found any sources in English, but it roughly tells the following story:

Nude-scanner in Cologne Church

Minister Hans Mörtter (54) announced he will be placing a body-scanner at the church entrance to, as he explains “…scan for non-lutherans and to create a ‘Heretic-free’-zone. We hope all believers will understand and say ‘Yes, we scan!’ ”

Of course the scanner is a fake, meant to mock/protest the ‘culture of total fear’ of today, that makes the citizens entrench themselves in terror .

LOL, very cool initiative indeed! But I’m afraid some churches seem to think modern surveillance technology is a good idea to keep track of their flock:

Polish priest to schoolkids: ‘Yes we scan’ … Sad, just sad…

Hirsch Ballin wil bodyscanners bij EU-vluchten

Posted in Big Brother, dutch, Politics, Terror with tags , , on January 21, 2010 by NachtVorst

Hirsch Ballin wil bodyscanners bij EU-vluchten (nu.nl/politiek).

Instaleer anders meteen een Telescreen/telescherm in ieder huis.

www.millimeterwaveporn.com

Posted in Tech, Terror with tags , , , on January 13, 2010 by NachtVorst

Check out www.millimeterwaveporn.com. Not really porn of course, but it’s a great name for a great project to raise awareness of the problems these new body-scanners have concerning privacy and bodily integrity.

With passive millimeter wave scanning, privacy violations are already happening in public spaces on people who are not necessarily transportation passengers and not performed in a secure place, even though guidelines exist for the deployment of these scanners in the U.S.A. and Canada which forbid security professionals from storing the images or knowing the subject’s identity.

Of course, even with these guidelines, there’s still the analog hole; operators could still take pictures of the screens using their phones or cameras.

If you are a security professional using this type of technology in a public arena in a situation where you are told by your supervisors to violate their own guidelines anyways, we here at MillimeterWavePorn.com will post any ‘hot’ millimeter scans we happen to receive by anonymous individuals, as long as the images are of people who are adults.

I really hope they manage to score some controversial images. Something like these examples (note, NSFW and proven false).

The only thing we have to fear…

Posted in english, Politics, Terror on December 30, 2009 by NachtVorst

It seems like last weeks ‘failed’ attack on the Amsterdam-Detroit flight has been a success for the terrorists after all, they manged to get us scared. And by ‘us’ I mean our politicians of course. So far there has been a lot of resistance against the use of bodyscanners on airports, but this incident has changed their minds:

Dutch airport to use full-body scan for U.S. flights

Of course this won’t help make us any safer, like Bruce Schneier explains here, but some companies and politicians will be making a lot of money from this. Which leads to the question: Who do we need to fear more, bungling terrorists or greedy politicians?

The only way to ‘win’ this ‘war on terror’ is not to let them terrorize us.

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