New trials show naked body scanners have up to 40%
Recently trials of the naked full-body scanning machines in Australia have revealed that the highly invasive technology has a huge error rate of up to 40%, but Australian government officials plan to set up the scanners in airports regardless.
These radiation-launching machines, also known as Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT), have once again been proven completely incompetent and absurd even though Australian Transport Minister Anthony Albanese described the scanners as the “most advanced passenger screening technology available in the world.”
The Australian Office of Transport Security announced this week that out of 23,500 scans carried out at Melbourne and Sydney airports throughout the months of August and September, around 20 to 40% of the alarms set off were done so in error. What’s even more ridiculous is the lack of certainty as to what exactly caused the machines to raise false alarms in the first place.