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Offline Eckhart Tolle

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'Feds radiating Americans'? Mobile X-ray vans hit US streets
« on: September 29, 2010, 07:16:40 pm »



'Feds radiating Americans'? Mobile X-ray vans hit US streets




As an antiterror measure, the US government has deployed mobile X-ray technology to randomly scan cars and trucks. But the measure is riling privacy proponents.
 

Using the Z Backscatter Van, officials detected drugs hidden in the body of this pickup truck.

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By Patrik Jonsson, Staff writer / September 29, 2010
Atlanta

For many living in a terror-spooked country, it might seem like a great government innovation: Use vans equipped with mobile X-ray units to scan vehicles at major sporting events, or even randomly, for bombs or contraband.

But news that the US is buying custom-made vans packed with something called backscatter X-ray capacity has riled privacy advocates and sparked internet worries about "feds radiating Americans."

"This really trips up the creep factor because it's one of those things that you sort of intrinsically think the government shouldn't be doing," says Vermont-based privacy expert Frederick Lane, author of "American Privacy." "But, legally, the issue is the boundary between the government's legitimate security interest and privacy expectations we enjoy in our cars."

American Science & Engineering, a Billerica, Mass.-company, tells Forbes it's sold more than 500 ZBVs, or Z Backscatter Vans, to US and foreign governments. The Department of Defense has bought the most for war zone use, but US law enforcement has also deployed the vans to search for bombs inside the US, according to Joe Reiss, a company spokesman, as quoted by Forbes.


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Re: 'Feds radiating Americans'? Mobile X-ray vans hit US streets
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010, 07:17:12 pm »
Wake the people up!
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Re: 'Feds radiating Americans'? Mobile X-ray vans hit US streets
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010, 07:21:25 pm »
Are you insane dont you know that the government has had the capacity to XRAY and see inside your entire home if they want to

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Re: 'Feds radiating Americans'? Mobile X-ray vans hit US streets
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2010, 07:24:34 pm »
Are you insane dont you know that the government has had the capacity to XRAY and see inside your entire home if they want to

Well then they would see me giving them the finger.

f**k this shit.

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