"According to tweeting travelers, many backscatter and millimeter-wave AIT scanning machines at airports are not in use at all..."msw tweets -
Through TSA checkpoint at SEA in 10 minutes flat. Many backscatter scanners are off. No scan, no pat down.Gizmodo asked TSA:
The TSA Press Secretary Nicholas Kimball responded to my inquiry—"Was there any sort of TSA-wide policy to not use the machines today or is this an airport-by-airport decision?"—with this statement: "No. Nothing to this at all."Of course, not everyone goes through the full security search at every airport, but did the threat of a nationwide opt-out protest force TSA to cave on its demand of search or no fly? Or, did TSA figure it was just too late for terrorists to put together an attack. We may never know.
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