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Documents Reveal New Details About DHS Development of Mobile Body Scanners

Posted By yihan On September 2, 2011 @ 8:53 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet,Tile | Comments Disabled

EPIC [1]
Friday, September 2, 2011

EPIC has obtained more than one hundred fifty pages of documents [2] detailing the Department of Homeland Security’s development of mobile body scanners and other crowd surveillance technology.

The documents were obtained as a result of a Freedom Information Act lawsuit [3] brought by EPIC against the federal agency. According to the documents obtained by EPIC, vehicles equipped with mobile body scanners are designed to scan crowds and pedestrians on the street and can see through bags, clothing, and even other vehicles.

The documents [4] also reveal that the mobile backscatter machines cannot be American National Standards Institute “certified people scanners” because of the high level of radiation output and because subjects would not know they have been scanned.

For more information see EPIC: Whole Body Imaging Technology [5] and EPIC: EPIC v. DHS (Suspension of the Body Scanner Program) [6].

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[1] EPIC: http://epic.org/2011/08/documents-reveal-new-details-a.html

[2] documents: http://epic.org/privacy/body_scanners/Mobile_Body_Scanner_FOIA_Aug_2011.pdf

[3] lawsuit: http://epic.org/privacy/body_scanners/Mobile_Body_Scanner_Complaint.pdf

[4] documents: http://epic.org/privacy/body_scanners/Mobile_Body_Scanner_FOIA_Aug_2011_Highlights.pdf

[5] EPIC: Whole Body Imaging Technology: http://epic.org/privacy/airtravel/backscatter/

[6] EPIC: EPIC v. DHS (Suspension of the Body Scanner Program): http://epic.org/privacy/body_scanners/epic_v_dhs_suspension_of_body.html

[7] Big Sis Continues To Hide Details On Mobile Body Scanners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-sis-continues-to-hide-details-on-mobile-body-scanners.html

[8] TSA lies exposed: Full-body scanner machines do save and transmit images, secret documents reveal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-lies-exposed-full-body-scanner-machines-do-save-and-transmit-images-secret-documents-reveal.html

[9] New Documents: Big Sis Lied About Canceling Mobile Body Scanner Program: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-documents-big-sis-lied-about-canceling-mobile-body-scanner-program.html

[10] Privacy Group Sues Big Sis Over Secretive Mobile Body Scanners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/privacy-group-sues-big-sis-over-secretive-mobile-body-scanners.html

[11] New Documents Prove TSA “Mischaracterized” Safety Aspects Of Full Body Scanners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-documents-prove-tsa-mischaracterized-safety-aspects-of-full-body-scanners.html

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