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    News - Airline passengers face compulsory full-body scans

    New rules state passengers at major UK airports must undergo full-body scans or they will not be permitted to fly.
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    Re: News - Airline passengers face compulsory full-body scans

    My understanding is that only selected passengers will have to undergo compulsory body scanning...

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    Re: News - Airline passengers face compulsory full-body scans

    Quote Originally Posted by Singh400 View Post
    My understanding is that only selected passengers will have to undergo compulsory body scanning...
    That's what the linked article says ....
    Although only a random selection of passengers will be subjected to the scan, Lord Adonis states that "if a passenger if selected for scanning, and declines, they will not be permitted to fly".

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    Re: News - Airline passengers face compulsory full-body scans

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    That's what the linked article says ....
    Didn't click on the link, just finished reading it on BBC News before this thread popped up.

    I bet I can guess who gets picked. "Brown and a beard? CONGRATS!".

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    Re: News - Airline passengers face compulsory full-body scans

    Politicians should always have to go through the scanner......lets see what they would have to say about it then!
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    Re: News - Airline passengers face compulsory full-body scans

    Quote Originally Posted by Singh400 View Post
    Didn't click on the link, just finished reading it on BBC News before this thread popped up.

    I bet I can guess who gets picked. "Brown and a beard? CONGRATS!".
    brown, with a bread and...sexy

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    Re: News - Airline passengers face compulsory full-body scans

    Assuming themachines are controlled by extremely proffessional people their actions are moderated by professional managers i personaly i dont see what the big fuss is all about. Its just a human body, we werent born with clothes. Id rather some wierd airport terminal staff member saw my giblets then have them flung 100m from the rest of my body because of some nutter with a bomb.

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    Re: News - Airline passengers face compulsory full-body scans

    What is the big fuss, I know if someone got picked up with a bomb before they got on my flight because of these systems the people who moan then will have egg on thier face.
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    Re: News - Airline passengers face compulsory full-body scans

    The big fuss, for me at least, is that these scanners do not pick up the bombs that were going to be used 25 Dec.

    So, why are they bringing them into action under the premise of 25 Dec planned bombing?
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    Re: News - Airline passengers face compulsory full-body scans

    Two words: Security Theatre.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: News - Airline passengers face compulsory full-body scans

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    The big fuss, for me at least, is that these scanners do not pick up the bombs that were going to be used 25 Dec.
    sounds like the latex gloves are the only sure fire way of finding anything...
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    Re: News - Airline passengers face compulsory full-body scans

    it is compulsory for UK airport passengers to undergo full-body scans before boarding flights.
    But we're still happy for terrorists to arrive in this country?

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    Re: News - Airline passengers face compulsory full-body scans

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    The big fuss, for me at least, is that these scanners do not pick up the bombs that were going to be used 25 Dec.

    So, why are they bringing them into action under the premise of 25 Dec planned bombing?
    baecause its finally highlighted more security is required, and these scanners pick up a wide range of dangerous objects.

    What I don't understand is the when disasters happen people moan OMG there ws not enough security, when they implement more people moan its Unnecessary just proves there always something to moan about.
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    Re: News - Airline passengers face compulsory full-body scans

    There's a vid (in German) floating around somewhere showing just how little these things pick up.

    And the comment about 'not being able to save images'...methinks someone is telling porkies

    Further, the TSA says, the machines are not networked and cannot be hacked.
    Hmmm...yes, the first totally hack proof thing ever, now why do I have a strange feeling about that?

    As said though, it's all theatre. Random checks (not based on profiling) & better intelligence would serve a better purpose. That said I'd rather have these than not at all considering the former isn't going to happen any time soon.

    Has anyone else though about sticking a smily face made of tin foil on their stomach when next flying through an aiport with these? Give the operators something to look at

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    Re: News - Airline passengers face compulsory full-body scans

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulm@scan View Post
    baecause its finally highlighted more security is required, and these scanners pick up a wide range of dangerous objects.
    Has it? Or is that what the government wants you to believe? Just what chance of a bomb/hijack do you think there is now? a year ago? 5 years ago? 10 years ago?

    Is flying still statistically the safest mode of transport available to us or not

    I am no great conspirasist but I think only the most blinkered would argue with the premise that governments are trying to control the masses via fear. This just seems like another example of that.

    What I don't understand is the when disasters happen people moan OMG there ws not enough security, when they implement more people moan its Unnecessary just proves there always something to moan about.
    Human nature. People will ALWAYS want a scapegoat when things go wrong, which is why you always gets the "Why didn't you....." mud-slinging after an event.

    The problem with constantly pandering to these people is: Where do you draw the line? If you keep pushing further and further into invasion of privacy for the sake of security, we will all have monitors on us 24/7 keeping track of our every move!
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