More Fun with the Airline Screening Playset: Body Imaging X-Ray Edition!
I’ve been following the recent controversy over the TSA’s body imaging X-ray machines, otherwise known as the “backscatter” or “exhibit-yourself-in-the-nude” devices. It made me reminisce about an old post I wrote about the Playmobil airline screening playset.
I had not used the playset for a while. Five long years have elapsed since my post, and I had outgrown this toy and moved on to more advanced ones. But this recent controversy made me regress. . . .
For a more detailed (and serious) look at privacy and security issues, please stay tuned for my new book, Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security, forthcoming May 2011.