Next step in the not-so-long good-by to privacy – the advent of nudie X-rays at airports

Emails can live forever; so can phone records. What is the life span of revealing X-rays taken with backscatter technology? Or how long until they appear on the Internet? Is it too much to hope my good side gets posted? From USA Today:

WASHINGTON: The federal government plans this month to launch the nation’s first airport screening system that takes potentially revealing X-ray photos of travelers in an effort to find bombs and other weapons.

Transportation Security Administration screeners at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will test a “backscatter” machine that could vastly improve weapons detection but has been labeled a “virtual strip search” by the American Civil Liberties Union. Backscatter can show clear images of nude bodies.

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