Amsterdam airport's new 'X-ray' security scan reveals all
AMSTERDAM (AFP) - Amsterdam's Schiphol airport Tuesday introduced a new security scan that sees through clothes, the first airport in the world to use the system, officials said.
The scan outlines body contours, making it easy for security personnel to see if anyone is carrying weapons or smuggling money or drugs.
Airport authorities said the scan was quicker and better than body searches.
To ensure privacy, the images from the scan are analysed by a security attendant in a separate room. The face of the person is also blurred to avoid recognition.
Schiphol put two such scanning machines into operation Tuesday and another 15 are set to follow. For the present, passengers can choose between the body scan or regular controls, which sometimes include being frisked.
Oh yeah. I'm sure this won't be abused.
I'm betting most celebrities will be avoiding this airport after this becomes standard.
I also like how they're going to ensure privacy by having the analysis done in a separate room. You KNOW they're going to tip each other off if it's a cute girl or something, and that'll happen more and more when the imagery of these things becomes cleaner.