Sign of the times
Despite the privacy protections the Transportation Security Administration says it's built into the system -- a mechanism that blurs out naughty bits and another that prevents the printing, storing or transmission of the images it creates -- it's inevitable that some images will slip out. Once that happens, the jump to Flickr or YouTube is inevitable. "As this technology becomes commonplace, you're going to start seeing those images all over the Internet," Barry Steinhardt, head of the ACLU's technology and liberty program, told USA Today. "These images are going to have high commercial value."