For those who don’t know the original issue, Federal court calls for TSA to explain defiance of naked body scanner order.
On August 1, 2012 a federal appeals court ordered the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to clarify why they have yet to comply with a now year-old court decision mandating public hearings on the use of the so-called naked body scanners in airports across the nation.
These hearings were supposed to address the rules and regulations pertaining to the use of these scanners, which have been linked to significant health risks, place quite considerable costs on the taxpayer and most importantly don’t even work as they are supposed to.
Indeed, earlier this year a blogger exposed how easy it is to bypass these scanners while in 2010 an Israeli security expert said, “I don’t know why everybody is running to buy these expensive and useless machines. I can overcome the body scanners with enough explosives to bring down a Boeing 747.”