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.
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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…
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.
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:
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.