Millimeter wave radars have been saddled with an unfairly negative public perception ever since the TSA's bumbling body scanner program began. But, the technology itself is immensely useful for more than peeping under clothes and this miniaturized prototype from the Fraunhofer Institute aims to prove it.
According to tweeting travelers, many backscatter and millimeter-wave AIT scanning machines at airports are not in use at all, making opting out impossible. We've asked DHS/TSA for comment, but you can help us confirm.
Can the body scanners used by the TSA save images? It seems unreasonable to geeks that a computer cannot save any images at all—ever. But according to a statement made to Gizmodo by the TSA, that's the case.
According to the TSA, there are currently 385 full body scanners in 68 different US airports. Check to see if your local airport is using these scanners to sneak a peak at your goodies.
In May, Transportation Security Administration screener Rolando Negrin pummeled a co-worker with his government-issued baton. The feud began, according to a Miami-Dade Police Department report, after Mr. Negrin's training session with one of the agency's whole-body imagers.
At the heart of the controversy over "body scanners" is a promise: The images of our naked bodies will never be public. U.S. Marshals in a Florida Federal courthouse saved 35,000 images on their scanner. These are those images.
Wireless HD TVs and Blu-ray players are far from standard, but that may change as a plethora of super fast millimeter wave chips—based upon a standard by the IEEE802 (Wi-Fi) board—are released later this year.