DHS finally admits TSA porno-scanners have problems

Smile!

Gee, who would have guessed that the porno-scanners may not be as effective as they keep insisting they are? Oh that’s right, there have been one or two published reports about those ever-so-small issues that suggest the machines can easily be defeated.

What is bizarre about this latest story is that nobody in Washington really cares about the wasteful spending. For a bunch of politicians who kick and scream so much about spending, they’ve willingly gone along with this security theater for years now without question. From afar, it looks like the spending complaints only apply if it’s about money to the poor or so-called “entitlement” programs like Social Security that is not an entitlement program since it’s paid for via taxes. Interesting how these Washington debates work.

More on the DHS report via Wired.

Exactly how bad the body scanners are is not being divulged publicly, but the Inspector General report made eight separate recommendations on how to improve screening.

The news comes as authorities are examining an underwear bomb, allegedly seized by the CIA in Yemen as it allegedly thwarted an Al-Qaida plot to destroy a U.S.-bound airplane, according to The Associated Press. Authorities are now looking to determine if the bomb could have passed through airport screeners without being detected.

Meanwhile, an unclassified version of the Inspector General report, unearthed Friday by the Electronic Information Privacy Center, may give credence to a recent YouTube video allegedly showing a 27-year-old Florida man sneaking a metallic object through two different Transportation Security Administration body scanners at American airports.


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