Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Nov 2010 22:34 UTC
In the News As none other I know how problematic it is to discuss matters related to politics on the web. However, every now and then, there's no way around it, and this is one of those moments. There's this thing going on at airports in the US, and while many will see it as a separate issue, the body scanner issue, and the sad stories it has spawned, are symptoms of a far larger problem that is a direct threat to everything we've fought for during and since the Enlightenment.
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flyingrobots
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2010-09-30

The idea that there is only one way to protect against such an attack is not correct. Israel, for example, hasn't used naked body scanners nor sexual assault in all the years they have protected all their airliners.

I suspect that Israel has been at risk for this type of thing far longer than we have. I wonder what they are doing that we aren't....

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Don't they simply use dogs within the airport? The US spends millions trying to create a chemical sniffer instead of just getting dogs with a far more advanced chemical sensor for the price of kibble.

I've heard both Mr Shneier and Mr Steel point out that good investigative work and information sharing still trumps technology in detecting attacks.

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