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TSA agent admits nude body scanners are useless

4/22/2015 - What is the Transportation Security Administration but government-mandated irradiation of our bodies and sexual abuse of the traveling public? Those are the only conclusions one can reach based on recently released observations of someone who ought to know. In a column for Time magazine online, former...

Weapons are easily concealed from TSA's X-ray body scanners

11/8/2014 - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been under plentiful scrutiny since installing X-ray scanners back in 2007. These new scanners replaced metal detectors at a cost of more than $1 billion across 160 American airports. The cost is exorbitant, and there is also the worry of radiation....

Guns, bombs and weapons can all be snuck past TSA agents, even while they ogle at naked images of passengers

8/27/2014 - Teflon tape, molded plastic explosives and hidden handguns were all used in concealment techniques and tricks that enabled a group of researchers to hide banned and dangerous weapons and substances from Rapiscan Secure 1000 machines previously used at Transportation Security Administration airport checkpoints,...

Measure the vitamins and minerals before you buy them - a mobile scanner to detect nutrient density in produce

3/7/2013 - Forget the smell, visual and squeeze tests, perhaps there's a better way to determine the "health" of a piece of produce before adding it to the basket at the grocery store or produce stand. It's true that not all carrots are created equally. Soil conditions, including quality and type, amount of...

Beware, diabetics: Airport scanners damage insulin pumps

11/21/2012 - The full-body scanners now in use at many U.S. airports can damage insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices, according to an article published in the journal Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. The journal focuses on new products and technology that can be used to prevent, diagnose,...

TSA faked body scanner images with Photoshop to falsify privacy of images

11/20/2012 - Not that this Congress or president much care, but the Transportation Security Administration is growing more and more out of hand by the month (hat tip to George W. Bush and a GOP House and Senate for giving America this monstrosity of an agency). The latest outrage was revealed by an official of...

Secret body scanners with 50 times more radiation than airport x-ray scanners to be rolled out

9/13/2012 - A growing number of Americans are already outraged over the government's use of high-powered, ultra-revealing and potentially dangerous backscatter x-ray machines at a growing number of the nation's airports, and as bad as that problem is, it's about to get a whole lot worse unless Congress intervenes...

Iris scans coming to an airport near you

8/16/2012 - Iris scanning is supposed to assess a biometric analysis of who you are, like finger prints, only faster and easier to automate. The iris scanning machines won't get you to the boarding gate straight away, but they will get you first in line for TSA's gropers and X-rays. Users who fly a lot claim...

The end of privacy: Government to deploy laser-based 'molecular strip-search' devices across airports and roadside checkpoints

7/12/2012 - Within the next two years, a spooky, powerful and invisible new technology will be deployed by the U.S. government that can instantly scan and identify every molecule on your body or person: the cocaine residue on your dollar bills, prescription drugs in your purse, marijuana in your pocket and even...

Article updated with new message from the Health Ranger

3/7/2012 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....

Attractive females targeted by TSA agents for multiple naked body scanner screenings

2/20/2012 - At least 500 women have filed complaints alleging that U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners at various American airports specifically targeted them for sometimes multiple pass-throughs in the agency's illegal naked body scanners because of their good looks. The women say they...

Radiation doctor says TSA naked body scanners can cause cancer

1/5/2012 - No matter how many times the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) claims the machines are safe and pose no threat to travelers or personnel, naked body scanners that emit ionizing radiation are, indeed, a very serious health threat. And Dr. Edward Dauer, head of radiology at Florida Medical...

New trials show naked body scanners have up to 40% error rate

11/2/2011 - Recently trials of the naked full-body scanning machines in Australia have revealed that the highly invasive technology has a huge error rate of up to 40%, but Australian government officials plan to set up the scanners in airports regardless. These radiation-launching machines, also known as Advanced...

TSA backscatter radiation safety tests were rigged

5/17/2011 - It can now be revealed by NaturalNews that the TSA faked its safety data on its X-ray airport scanners in order to deceive the public about the safety of such devices. As evidenced by recent events in Washington, we now live in an age where the federal government simply fakes whatever documents,...

Medical doctors speak out about why they avoid naked body scanners at airports

4/3/2011 - For those still contemplating whether or not the radiation emitted from airport naked body scanners is serious enough to avoid, you may be interested to know that many doctors routinely "opt out" and choose the full-body pat down instead because they recognize the inherent dangers associated with any...

Undercover agent slips through TSA naked body scanner multiple times with handgun

2/28/2011 - The "enhanced" screening procedures now used by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the nation's airports has once again been demonstrated as a total failure, this time at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). According to a high-ranking, inside source at TSA, an undercover...

Radiation scientists agree TSA naked body scanners could cause breast cancer and sperm mutations

12/3/2010 - The news about the potential health dangers of the TSA's naked body scanners just keeps getting worse. An increasing number of doctors and scientists are going public with their warnings about the health implications of subjecting yourself to naked body scanners. These include Dr Russell Blaylock (see...

Naked body scanner companies heavily lobbied politicians to push use in airports

11/24/2010 - A new report has revealed that manufacturers of the invasive and dangerous new naked body scanners popping up in airports across the country more than doubled their political lobbying spending in recent years. According to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, scanner companies drastically upped...

TSA security officers flunk physics

11/14/2010 - Since publishing my story about the TSA's naked body scanners and the "opt out" procedure (http://www.naturalnews.com/030100_naked_body_scanners_airport.html), I've received a steady stream of reports from people who are traveling, all of whom are now choosing to opt out of the scanners. The reports...

Electronic Privacy Information Center sues TSA over naked body scanner privacy violations

11/12/2010 - The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is proceeding with a lawsuit against the TSA over its use of naked body scanners. Filed in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, EPIC's lawsuit asks for the courts to halt the US government's use of naked body scanners altogether. EPIC has brought...

TSA accused of sexual molestation of passengers and pilots

11/10/2010 - When I recently wrote about opting out of the TSA's naked body scanners and then being patted down by a TSA agent, that pat-down was conducted by the agent using the back of his hand (http://www.naturalnews.com/030100_naked_body_scanners_airport.html). As of today, that technique is no longer in place....

How to opt out of the TSA's naked body scanners at the airport

10/19/2010 - I encountered my first airport naked body scanner while flying out of California today, and of course I decided to "opt out" of the scan. You do this by telling the blue-shirted TSA agents that you simply wish to opt out of the body scanner. Here's what happened after that: A TSA agent told me to...

Full-body scanners used on air passengers may damage human DNA

1/11/2010 - In researching the biological effects of the millimeter wave scanners used for whole body imaging at airports, NaturalNews has learned that the energy emitted by the machines may damage human DNA. Millimeter wave machines represent one of two primary technologies currently being used for the "digital...

TSA lies exposed: Full-body scanner machines do save and transmit images, secret documents reveal

1/11/2010 - The TSA has been lying to the American people about full-body scanners. The agency has insisted that these "digital strip search" machines are incapable of saving, storing or transmitting the images they take. This, we are told, makes it okay for people to be digitally strip-searched. But secret...

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