Tuesday, November 16, 2010

100 Naked Citizens on the Internet: 100 leaked body scans

An interesting information from Wired: 100 Naked Citizens: 100 Leaked Body Scans. In short, it seems that some body scan images were leaked out of the systems and made available on the Internet, which is something the TSA has promised wouldn't happen.

This raises a few questions, first in term of the respect of privacy -- people usually don't like to be seen naked on the Internet without their consent -- but also as how did this happen, whether there were any policy violations, and if so, what will be done to prevent this from happening in the future.

Currently, the only alternative for people willing to travel is a complete pat-down search, which include a search around the breasts and in the genital area. More intrusive, but you don't have the risk of having your pictures spread on the Internet.