Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Myth of Airport Security

Airport body scanner trials return high rate of errors


BETWEEN 20 and 40 per cent of the 23,500 scans conducted during trials of the controversial body scanner technology in Sydney and Melbourne airports gave a potential false alarm...

...The Australian tests are an improvement on German trials, in which an alarm was set off in seven out of 10 cases.

When screeners get this many false alarms consistently, over time they start ignoring them as being false when they actually could be real. They should just eliminate this junk and go to profiling.

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