Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 12:12 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption If you're modest, think twice before having sex in your van, truck, or RV. Law enforcement uses roving vans with backscatter X-ray technology to peer inside vehicles (the same technology used in airport body scanners). In the Land of the Free, authorities don't request search warrants. More at Forbes here and here. What, you don't want an X-ray bath?
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RE: market gap
by Doc Pain on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 17:16 UTC in reply to "market gap"
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I really hope this technology comes to Germany quite soon. You know, "we" Germans are always quick foxes when it's about adopting US habits, especially things claimed to be for our own security, for democracy, free market, freedom 'n stuff, and it's a nice opportunity to spend tax payers' money. :-)

Still I see a positive aspect in this technology: The x-ray vans could be employed by the police to check payload securing of trucks, maybe it's easier this way than taking a truck off the road in order to inspect it. In this regards, they couldn't just draw few samples, they could... draw some more samples!

Improper payload securing has been a main reason for car accidents for many years now. Instead of polluting innocent people with x-ray, why not use that technology for something reasonable?

Conforming to your market gap idea, also the car, van and truck manufacturers would profit, as they will be required to sell more powerful vehicles in order to carry the heavy lead panels.

Hooray for Doctor Wilhelm Röntgen, inventor of x-rays, saviour of the free market! :-)

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