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Body Scanners Get Privacy Updates

TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY—U.S.

June 7, 2011

Transportation Security Administration head John Pistole has said the agency is on track to equip half of U.S. airport body scanners with privacy filters by the end of the year, SecurityInfoWatch reports. Meanwhile, in a Salon.com article, Daniel Solove argues that, too often, debates about security vs. privacy employ inaccuracies to tip the scales in security's favor. During times of crisis, Solove writes, the pendulum often swings towards greater security, with the promise that, when danger subsides, privacy provisions will again return. But, he writes, during "times of peace, the need to protect privacy is not as strong because we're less likely to make such needles sacrifices."
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