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AmberB On May 24, 2010




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#1New Post! Dec 31, 2009 @ 14:53:49
How much privacy should we sacrifice in the name of public safety? It was said in another thread that anyone wishing to fly a plane should be subjected to strip searches in the name of safety. It's been said before that there should be video cameras in people's homes who have criminal records. It's been suggested more seriously that we should at least have our fingerprints/dna on record from birth.

At what point, though, does safety become less important than the privacy that is taken from us to secure it?
sugarflyguy On March 15, 2010
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#2New Post! Dec 31, 2009 @ 14:58:55
But there is technology available for that strip search to be not necessary
WASH On June 04, 2012




LINCOLN, California
#3New Post! Dec 31, 2009 @ 22:24:32
@AmberB Said

How much privacy should we sacrifice in the name of public safety? It was said in another thread that anyone wishing to fly a plane should be subjected to strip searches in the name of safety. It's been said before that there should be video cameras in people's homes who have criminal records. It's been suggested more seriously that we should at least have our fingerprints/dna on record from birth.

At what point, though, does safety become less important than the privacy that is taken from us to secure it?


Our TSA has NO vision about how to simplify the search. There are those among us who have absolutely NO thought about blowing up planes. Yet they are searched.
Other fields are also hampered WRT not identifying dangerous subjects. Health is another field. AIDS and HIV carriers are not identified to their partners because of that same personal PRIVACY rule..
ADUB87 On January 11, 2010

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Inside a triangle, Bermuda
#5New Post! Jan 01, 2010 @ 01:14:59
We can do all we can but not everything can be prevented unfortunately, I just hope it's not on the scale of 9/11 if a terrorist attack does happen again.
sister_of_mercy On March 11, 2015




London, United Kingdom
#6New Post! Jan 01, 2010 @ 01:22:08
Terrorists will always find other ways of doing things, but I think it is important for Governments to maintain a good balance of protecting the country and protecting people's privacy. If we can't trust our own government with our information, then more people may be less inclined to trust that they will protect us from threats like this.

It is possible to scan without doing a strip search though, I heard on the news they are running a trial of some new body scan things at an airport which doesn't infringe on privacy to such a great extent in comparison to other forms of searching. But even then liquids may not have been picked up either so it isn't a sure-fire way of combating terrorism.
RobbyF On November 11, 2016




Silver Spring, Maryland
#8New Post! Jan 01, 2010 @ 01:29:23
I chose safety. I thing that virtual strip search machine should be STANDARD. For anyone who is concerned about privacy, no one is stopping you from finding an alternate mode of transportation. ANYONE can get on a train.
El_Tino On August 10, 2020
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
#9New Post! Jan 01, 2010 @ 01:31:26
@RobbyF Said

Idk too much about the machine but I thought it was kinda like an X ray. I thought it would pick something like that up because it is non flesh or clothes.


I don't know about that.

RobbyF On November 11, 2016




Silver Spring, Maryland
#10New Post! Jan 01, 2010 @ 01:34:43
@eL_TinO Said

I don't know about that.




Wow you're right. Man that seems like such an easy way around it too!
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