TSA pulls plug on 'naked' body scanners

TSA pulls plug on 'naked' body scanners

January 18, 2013
Originally published in Politico

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has questioned how TSA got the scanners in the first place — and if they even work. “Public and expert comments were never solicited and never taken into account before the TSA began purchasing and deploying these machines,” CEI’s Marc Scribner wrote on the group’s blog “It remains to be seen if they are at all effective in reducing risks to air traveler safety, let alone if these potential risk reductions justify the privacy-invading airport security policies that the United States foolishly adopted after 9/11.”