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Broken Promises? Body Scanner Stores 35,000 Pics, 100 Hit the Web

Remember the TSA’s promise that their advanced body scanners “cannot store, print, transmit or save the image, and the image is automatically deleted from the system”? That assertion is now being challenged after it has been revealed that a millimeter wave scanner did in fact story 35,000 images, 100 of which have now turned up on the internet.

An investigation by the website Gizmodo, following up on an admission by U.S. Marshals in Florida, reveals that at least one body scanner machine stored images that were later easily obtained using a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

It’s unclear if the images were stored intentionally or accidentally.

“The leaking of these photographs demonstrates the security limitations of not just this particular machine, but millimeter wave and x-ray backscatter body scanners operated by federal employees in our courthouses and by

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Added: Nov-16-2010 
By: boomersooner
Tags: Body, Scanner, Images, Stored, Internet, Access, Government
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