Z-Backscatter Technology: First The Airport; Now Your Streets

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  1. B_TonyK8483

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    Department of Homeland Security is not just happy with being able to use the Z-backscatter scanner technology on passengers at airports, but have now incorporated this technology into mobile vehicles.

    URL: YouTube - Full-Body Scan Technology Deployed In Street-Roving Vans

    While the argument has been that it would be for screening cargo at docks, and cargo on aircraft, it just doesn't really hold water; a fixed installation would be adequate for the uses described and would avoid potential privacy concerns. Regardless, this video clearly suggests that it would be used for peeping inside cars on the streets; possibly into somebody's house. One would have to be foolish to believe that they would only look for bombs.

    A couple of years back the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to use technology (such as FLIR) to see through walls without a warrant as it constituted a search and seizure. There is nothing to suggest the governments attitude lately, that it has any intention of seeking a warrant before conducting searches.

    This device also poses a radiation hazard, just like it does for people at airports. Unfortunately, at least at an airport, one can opt-out; this device will not have an opt-out.

    What are your opinions?
     
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    This is crazy. What idiot was that said "they hate us for our freedoms"???? When you add the 501 food safety bill this country is sounding completely Orwellian. Thanks for posting this info.
     
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    Glad I can be of assistance
     
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    Freedoms have been eroded for years. This should be no surprise.
     
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    true .. but knowing they've been eroded and seeing just how is something else
     
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    I think if one comes down my street, they will be wasting their time and my money.
     
  7. B_TonyK8483

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    @lpsg_funcock,

    So you think what is going on is right?
     
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    This is the way technology is going - full disclosure of everything. It will force people to get rid of a lot of hypocrisy in lawmaking. If 1% of the population still insists in smoking pot and the arrest rate goes sky high, do we accept their right to keep smoking or put millions of people in jail for life?
     
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