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Physicists: TSA scanners are easily tricked

• Terrence Aym
Ever since the introduction of the terahertz radiation-producing TSA full body scanners, the technology has been under fire. Despite the fact that the terahertz scanners create near-naked images of men, women and children, the public was told to accept it in the name of increased security and safety. Now another new scandal has emerged: according to, two scientists contend the multimillion dollar scanners can be tricked into missing potential terrorist weapons. Their revelation impacts squarely on the DHS position that the scanners increase overall flight security...

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