Friday, March 26, 2010

Full body scans can't be abused. Right.

Michael Holden reports in Reuters "Oddly Enough" news that a security worker at London's Heathrow airport is in hot water for looking at a coworker who "mistakenly strayed into the scanner."

The 25 year old man is not in deep trouble yet because the incident is still being investigated, but if the investigators conclude he actually did see things he shouldn't have it will put a whole new spin on full body scans. Citizens around the world have been assured repeatedly that security workers wouldn't be able to see their "naughty bits" on the scans. If the investigation proves they can, there could be a massive public outcry.

Of course, the investigation is being carried out by government employees, and the government has a vested interest in finding that nothing actually happened.