'Strip Search Scanners' Germany Reconsiders Controversial Airport Security Measure

It's likely that a full-body scanner could have caught Northwest Flight 253's would-be terrorist. But the scanners which do a "digital strip search" are unpopular in Europe. Now Germany's interior minister has suggested the government in Berlin may reconsider the technology, and airports in the country could see the deployment of the controversial security measure by mid-2010.
A monitor at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport displays the results of a full-body scan in a less invasive way.

A monitor at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport displays the results of a full-body scan in a less invasive way.

Foto: Ed Oudenaarden/ dpa
Photo Gallery: Scanning Debate Heats Up after Terror Scare
Foto: Ed Oudenaarden/ dpa
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Photo Gallery: Scanning Debate Heats Up after Terror Scare

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