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See-through body scan. (Worth Noting).

* Civil rights violations continue in the United States--as travelers passing through the see-through body scan at Orlando International Airport discover. According to Barry Steinhardt, associate director of the American Civil Liberties Union, "This body-scan technology is nothing more than an electronic strip search ... [with] extraordinary potential for abuse.... [It] is a debasing and humiliating procedure." The scanner being deployed uses low-dose X-rays that can see through clothing but not human skin and can even reveal such personal details as evidence of mastectomies, colostomy appliances, penile implants, catheter tubes, and the size of breasts and genitals.
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Author:Gajewski, Karen Ann
Publication:The Humanist
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2002
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