Airport body scanner trials return high rate of errors

(The Australian) BETWEEN 20 and 40 per cent of the 23,500 scans conducted during trials of the controversial body scanner technology in Sydney and Melbourne airports gave a potential false alarm. The Office of Transport Security is combing through the results of the trials in August and last month to see whether it had procedures right and whether the technology was giving an actual alarm or false alarm. Read more

Editors note: All those people zapped with radiation for no reason. It’s OK, the scanners got approval anyway.