The TSA is testing out brighter uniforms, updated terrorist lists, and 30-millimeter wave machines that can see through clothing to ease the security line experience for passengers.
Airlines, which check passenger names against the list, will now be allowed to accept dates of birth from passengers to more thoroughly check information against the watch lists, Chertoff said. Once passengers have proven that they are not suspected terrorists, they will be able to print boarding passes at kiosks or at home, rather than going through a check-in line, Chertoff said.
Which makes me wonder how someone “proves” they are not a terrorist. None of these new features, being tested at BWI, make me feel more at ease or secure. What is “the security of the future” that makes you the least comfortable?
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I’m not sure how I feel about this…
This is complete BS. I have been within TSA for 2 years. Again, the media begins to spread lies. Even if an x-ray was to be used, it would be the same as going to the doctors office: any items you may have on you will be seen, than a see through silhoutte which could possibly see your bone structure. That is it. Quit spreading lies. We are here to protect you, not to get our rocks off.
The images are pretty clear and yes they are hidden from the screeners but I’m not convinced this technology makes us much safer – considering the costs. These machines are very expensive and could probably be put to better use for investigative units.
Sophisticated attacks and plots are stopped in the planning stages well before anyone gets to the airport.
That said, probably not my best post title.