New York Airports to See Your Naked Body Soon


The much-discussed full-body airport security scanners are indeed coming to New York City. Officials took the opportunity to announce the implementation on a summer Friday afternoon, possibly hoping no one will notice. Oh, but they’ll notice all right — they’ll notice when they catch security snickering behind the screen. That’s right they’ll see it all. New York City: step your gym game up. New Jersey, you’re hopeless.

Says the newspaper:

Full-body scanners, the controversial imaging technology that displays virtually naked images of airline passengers, are coming to Newark Liberty International Airport next month.

Susan Baer, director of aviation for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said Thursday the scanners would also be installed at John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports in September.

Less than 50 airports nationwide have instituted the technology, indicating, despite what privacy advocates might say, that we put our body image issues over our safety.