100 Leaked Body Scans

Cross-posted from American Power.

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At Gizmodo:

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At the heart of the controversy over “body scanners” is a promise: The images of our naked bodies will never be public. U.S. Marshals in a Florida Federal courthouse saved 35,000 images on their scanner. These are those images.

A Gizmodo investigation has revealed 100 of the photographs saved by the Gen 2 millimeter wave scanner from Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc., obtained by a FOIA request after it was recently revealed that U.S. Marshals operating the machine in the Orlando, Florida courthouse had improperly-perhaps illegally-saved images of the scans of public servants and private citizens.

We understand that it will be controversial to release these photographs. But identifying features have been eliminated. And fortunately for those who walked through the scanner in Florida last year, this mismanaged machine used the less embarrassing imaging technique.

More at the link, and Jawa Report, “We Look Forward To Seeing Your ‘Next’ Vacation Photos!” (via Memeorandum). Plus, Ann Althouse, “John Tyner, the Young Man Who Resisted the TSA’s Groin-Grope, Will Now Be Probed.”

PREVIOUSLY:

* “‘If You Touch My Junk’: Man Ejected From San Diego Airport for Refusing Security Check.”

* “Janet Napolitano Defends TSA Full-Body Scans and Pat Downs.”

* “Free John Tyner!

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