Oops! The Feds Have Been Storing Nudie Checkpoint Scan Images

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Bad news for the sanctity of your junk! While federal agencies have defended body scanning that looks under your clothes by saying the images are disposed of immediately, that turns out to not be the case at all.

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It turns out the the US Marshals Service has surreptitiously saved tens of thousands of body scan images from a checkpoint at a Florida courthouse. And they're probably not the only ones.

The TSA recently disclosed that they require all airport body scanners to be able to store and transmit images for "testing, training, and evaluation purposes." Evaluation of your balls, that is. Heyo!

It's unsettling, to say the least, that there's a decent chance that there's a blurry, weird, semi-naked picture of you stored on some government computer somewhere. But take comfort in this: there are probably even less people seeing a blurry, filtered picture of you naked than there are people interested in seeing you naked in the flesh. I mean, let's be realistic here. [CNET]

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MorganRW
MorganRW

Jesus tap dancing Christ! Who cares? If some dude in a booth wants to whack it to a blurry B&W image then so be it. I couldn't possibly care less. Want to see my stuff just ask. I'll email it. Nothing makes me giggle more than all the cries of "privacy and "big brother". If you are innocent then nothing happens. Tap my lines, read my email and take pics of my naked ass. All you will end up with is boring conversations with my mom, racy emails to my girl and one skinny ass pic of ... well my ass. Next?