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Privacy Group Refutes TSA Claims on Scanners

TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY

January 12, 2010

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has taken issue with the Transportation Safety Administration's (TSA) claims that the controversial whole body scanners being deployed to airports around the world cannot be used to store and transmit near-naked images of the human body, Computerworld reports. Using information gained following a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit Mark Rotenberg, EPIC's executive director, asserts that the scanners include hard disk storage, USB interfaces, and Ethernet connectivity and are fully capable of storing and transmitting images.
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