Full Body Scanners at Airports May Violate U.K. Child Porn Laws

Superman once used his x-ray vision to peek at Lois Lane's underwear, but he somehow resisted the temptation to take a more X-rated look. In the real world, full-body airport scanners are now poised to scrutinize us all the way down to the skin. For many heading off to exotic locations so they can lounge around nearly naked on a beach, this ignominious unveiling may not be a big deal, but when it comes to capturing images of children, the U.K. has a big problem. It turns out that these scanners violate child protection laws, which deem it illegal to create an indecent image or "pseudo-image" of a child under the age of 16.


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