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Transcript: Senate hearing on TSA, full-body scanners

Excerpts from today's hearing before the Senate Homeland Security committee, during which TSA Administrator John Pistole says new procedures are "there to protect you."

By November 16, 2010

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Can full-body airport scanners harm you?

Big Brother may be watching air travelers more closely than ever, but at least he's not subjecting you to as much radiation as what you choose to be exposed to once up in the air.

By January 4, 2010

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Senators rebuke Marshals Service on full-body scans

Democratic and Republican politicians press U.S. Marshals Service on surreptitious recording of millimeter wave body scans performed on Americans who enter a federal courthouse.

By August 19, 2010

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Body scanner ruling could squelch NSA domestic spying

Electronic Privacy Information Center organizes request by leading technologists to halt National Security Agency's domestic surveillance. They're trying a novel argument from a 2011 lawsuit.

By June 17, 2013

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TSA hopes scanner upgrades reduce privacy worries

A software upgrade to address privacy concerns will be rolled out more broadly but is unlikely to eliminate health and other concerns related to so-called pornoscanners.

By July 21, 2011

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New airport scanners alarmed by sweaty armpits

Australia's Sydney Airport debuts allegedly the most sophisticated scanners in the world. However, they appear to be unreasonably sensitive to sweaty armpits.

By August 2, 2011

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Biochemist says 'naked' X-ray scanner may be unsafe

University of California professor says Obama administration claim that scanners are safe is based on "many misconceptions." He and his colleagues are preparing a response.

By November 11, 2010

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Ep. 102: MacBook Air in-studio; body scanners land at JFK; and the world's worst video game pitch

This week, we play around with Apple's new 11-inch MacBook Air; debate the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab pricing news; and decide if we're comfortable with full-body scanners coming to NYC airports.

By October 25, 2010

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Digital City 102: MacBook Air; body scanners land at JFK; and world's worst video game pitch

Apple has a big press event this week, so naturally we're in full-on prediction mode, especially when it comes to 11-inch MacBook Air laptops.

By October 25, 2010

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TSA asks congressional panel to uninvite critic Bruce Schneier

Agency accused of "security theater" provides some drama as it pushes Bruce Schneier off panel on body screening.

By March 26, 2012