Body scan refusal creates online uproar

 CBC News

The refusal of an American air traveller to go through a body scanner has given rise to an internet sensation, and has the U.S. government defending the controversial machines.

John Tyner posted an internet blog item about his refusal to undergo a full-body scan or pat-down at San Diego International Airport.  John Tyner posted an internet blog item about his refusal to undergo a full-body scan or pat-down at San Diego International Airport. (Rebekah Butler/Associated Press)California software engineer John Tyner, 31, recorded himself challenging security agents at San Diego International Airport during the weekend.

When he was singled out for a body scan, Tyner refused, as he was entitled to do provided he instead submitted to a body pat-down by an agent.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/11/16/body-scanner-backlash-air-travel.html#ixzz15YVRn4QN

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