‘Wouldn’t Have Acted’

Jeff Plungis reporting on the removal of backscatter machines from U.S. airports:

Sanders said the Rapiscan units did their job by screening 130 million passengers, and the agency wouldn’t have acted if not for the congressional mandate for privacy software.

Kudos to Congress, but I love the blatant disregard the TSA has for privacy. Their disregard rivals Facebook and Google, but I digress, because we have more to quote:

The TSA is talking to other government agencies with screening needs that might not require the same level of privacy called for in a crowded airport, Sanders said.

Good luck with that.

Originally posted for members on: January 17, 2013
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