The Airport Scanner Scam
Scan, baby, scan. That’s the mantra among politicians at all levels in the wake of the thwarted terrorist attack aboard a Detroit-bound passenger jet.
Within days or even hours of the bombing attempt, everyone was talking about so-called whole-body imaging as the magic bullet that could stop this type of attack.
Beyond privacy issues, however, are questions about whether these machines really work—and about who stands to benefit most from their use.