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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Is this true?
by benali72 on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 13:08 UTC
benali72
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2008-05-03

You're saying that they just rove around and scan people without telling them? That seems pretty invasive. In the U.S. courts have stricken down attempts to scan people's houses from outside in this manner. Maybe a court challenge will come up with the roving vans.

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RE: Is this true?
by Lennie on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 14:01 in reply to "Is this true?"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Certain authorities in the US have had similair technology for years (think DHS and so on). I couldn't find a good article about it on the Internet right now.

I did find this one from 2009 about how accurate some of the technology could be:
http://www.commlawblog.com/2009/12/articles/unlicensed-operations-a...

And this post from 2002 which points to nowhere anymore to illustrate for how long technology like it has already existed:
http://science.slashdot.org/story/02/06/15/1226229/terahertz-imagin...

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