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What do You Think About the Body Scanners?

By IVANNA HAMPTON
Updated 2:02 PM CDT, Fri, Jan 13, 2012

O'Hare will start using its first body scanner located in Terminal One Monday. 

The Transportation Security Administration will give passengers two options - go through body scanners or accept a pat down.  The machine will take a X-ray image of body parts but hides faces. It's promised to make traveling more secure.

What do you think about the body scanners?

 

"People need to ask [them]selves what's more important.  My vote goes to safety.  It's not like the other person who's seeing under your clothes knows you, and so what if they did, it's only an image.  This is just one more way to keep us all safer." - Patricia

 

"IM SO TIRED OF PEOPLE [COMPLAINING] ABOUT SECURITY PROCEDURES.. DID THEY NOT SEE WHAT HAPPENED ON 911? IF THEY DONT LIKE IT THEY CAN RIDE A BUS..ITS NOT LIKE THEIR POSING FOR PLAYBOY." - Jennifer

 

"If it makes it safer to fly, I'm all for it. If it makes the security process more efficient and possibly faster, I'm even more for it! " - Diane

 

"Yes, I have a HUGE problem with full body scanners.  If someone wants to blow up a plane they will find a way around any new technology to do it.  Forcing people into giving up their personal privacy in order to instill in them a false sense of "security" only lulls them further into "security theater".  I do not trust that images will be immediately deleted upon being OK'd by the TSA. After all, when someone DOES eventually blow up a plane even after the use of this technology, they will need some evidence to investigate and they say they will not delete these images?  They will save them so they can go back over them to see where they failed." - Cheryl

First Published: Mar 15, 2010 6:23 AM CDT

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