Saturday, February 13, 2010

How Much Transparency Do We Want?

Bronwyn's Harbor on February 12, 2010 at 9:00 PM in Current Affairs

Yeah, my title is a joke. But does our privacy matter more than security? I can imagine a gaggle of third graders giggling and pointing, but as an adult — and given that the face is obscured — I don’t care if the TSA wants this photo of me and other air travelers (via USA Today’s article, “‘Fatwa’ forbids Muslims going through full-body scanners“):

And, dare I ask — dare I? — if this particular group (“the Fiqh Council of North America – a body of Islamic scholars”) should be issuing a fatwa “forbidding Muslims to go through full body scanners because it violates Islamic rules on modesty”?

Rabblerouser Dylan Ratigan hosted a decent discussion of the issue:
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1 comment:

  1. Beware of the government scanning pictures of your naked body. The government could use these pictures in the future to blackmail outspoken Americans.