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Full-body scans rolled out at all Australian international airports

suraj.sun (1348507) writes | more than 2 years ago

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suraj.sun (1348507) writes "PASSENGERS at airports across Australia will be forced to undergo full-body scans or be banned from flying under new laws to be introduced into Federal Parliament this week.

In a radical $28 million security overhaul, the scanners will be installed at all international airports from July and follows trials at Sydney and Melbourne in August and September last year.

The Government is touting the technology as the most advanced available, with the equipment able to detect metallic and non-metallic items beneath clothing.

It's also keen to allay concerns raised on travel online forums that passengers would appear nude on security screens as they had when similar scanners were introduced at US airports.

The technology will show passengers on a screen as stick figures of neither sex."

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1984 Has Arrived (1)

Hyperhaplo (575219) | more than 2 years ago | (#38941075)

Also: The Computer Is Your Friend

The government is your friend.

Link: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/travel/news/accept-airport-scan-or-drive/story-fn32891l-1226262838340 [heraldsun.com.au]

When traveling, don't forget to take off your shoes, and socks, and pants and coats, and when asked: bend over

There is nothing to worry about. Yes, yes, they are going to stick a hand right up your ass - but they are wearing a sanitized rubber glove! AND isn't this so much better than the plane exploding? Now just be a good denizen and bend over...

I wonder how long until we are just like America is.. full of security theater and FUD

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