Posts Tagged ‘Surveillance’

Bloody TSA

November 26th, 2010 No comments

[Update on P0rno-Scanner]
TSA searches menstruating woman:

“These new scans are so horrible that if you are wearing something unusual (like a piece of cloth on your panties) then you will be subjected to a search where a woman repeatedly has to check your “groin” while another woman watches on (two in my case – they were training in a new girl – awesome). So please, please, tell the ladies not to wear their liners at the airport (I didn’t even have an insert in). I’m a strong, confident woman; I’m an Army vet (which is why those camo liners crack me up), I work full-time and go to graduate school full-time, I have a wonderful husband, and I don’t take any nonsense from anyone. I don’t dramatize, and I don’t exaggerate. I’m trying to give you a sense of who I am so you won’t think that this is a plea for attention, or a jumping on the bandwagon about the recent TSA proposed boycott. I just don’t want another woman to have to go through the “patting down” because she didn’t know that her glad-rag would be a matter of national security.”

Link: Gladrags Gab Blog

Body Scanners

November 16th, 2010 No comments

… they did it again. As mentioned in my blog beginning of August, TSA continues to illegally store pictures of scanned people.
See: Gizmodo.

Another example on what ridiculous forms the “war on terror” gains. Meanwhile the “Nackscanner” or “nude scanner” has been renamed into “Porno scanner”. To prepare your kids for the upcoming age of naked citizenship, get this guide:

What will we see next? Pregnant women that try to hide it from their husband, being disclosed by a TSA agent while passing through the security check? Detained fakirs and Sikhs because of the nails in their stomach and dagger in the turban?

Compete by finding your 0wn way to opt-out (e.g. with a creased shirt?) – Haha! Or maybe a “wet t-shirt contest flashmob” at your airport?

… get yourself a shirt and stay tuned! 😉

Mary Bale Lolcat

October 21st, 2010 No comments

Mary Bale Lolcat

(2010 by lx CC BY-SA 3.0)

Augmented social reality

September 16th, 2010 No comments

People usually refer to privacy or safety reasons, arguing about the possible abuse of information in social networks and augmented reality applications. And it’s kind of boring to constantly explain and tell people why they do have something to hide.

See what’s culture of arbitrariness:

… and I still don’t carry a webcam in my underwear.

[Update:] And here‘s a glimpse about the abuse and misuse of your personal data. (Who can you trust?)

Denying the "nude scanner"

August 5th, 2010 No comments

Here’s why you should refuse to pass through the “nude scanner” at the airports: Feds admitted, that they were storing images of body scans at airport checkpoints.

See: Cnet News and this Boingboing article

Ask for manual scanning in case the feds are asking you to pass through the scanner and refer to the international human rights law.