"ZBV" - Z Backscatter Van

When is the line drawn between security and privacy intrusion?

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+56 1. dave9191 commented 11 years ago

Yay, lets just get hundreds of these driving around on our streets. Each scan gives us a safe radiation dose from the xray, but several times a day over a several months might start to have health implications.

Not to mention the face that you get pretty much naked pictures of passerbys. I don't fancy being scanned by these without my consent.
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+22 2. MG49 commented 11 years ago

maybe i should get rid of that body in my trunk/boot :S
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-13 3. huldu commented 11 years ago

The problem with this device is that humans run it. Come back when its fully automated.
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+23 4. banzemanga commented 11 years ago

-Next we introduce the VBZ-Anti Car which is first car able go undetected by the ZBV.
-And then we introduce the ZBV-Pro which is the Van which has the same functionality as the ZBV and also able to scan VBZ-Anti cars too!
-And following, we introduce the .....
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+33 5. Nuntchakou commented 11 years ago

Let's all wear our tinfoil hat so we can't get detected !!
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+14 6. irishgek commented 11 years ago

#5 No lets were tin foil under our clothes in the shape of sticks of tnt and a clock and give em a lot of work they cant arrest every one
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+12 7. YetiGrowl commented 11 years ago

hope it doesn't detect joints.
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+1 8. motoso commented 11 years ago

How the f is that checkpoint one inconspicuous?
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+7 9. dragonon commented 11 years ago

And I thought till this day, i am proud to be radiation free... FUKC!@!!
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+3 10. Thanny commented 11 years ago

That would be illegal in the US. Not that such a trivial concern would stop some from using it.

Like the first commenter, I'm not fond of the radiation exposure implications.
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+7 11. D-Pen commented 11 years ago

I wouldn't be surprised if the rate of leukemia and infertility rises. Whats next.. lead boxers?
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+10 12. ValdeLevis commented 11 years ago

“and by using AS&E's Image Analysis Tools, they can manipulate, enhance and save these images” or "If we can't find enough real threats, we'll "Photoshop" a few to justify our funding".
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+15 13. Fergus_Thedog commented 11 years ago

Lol USA, for all your supposed 'freedoms' and 'rights', you're all so shit scared of terrorists you allow your government to trample over them all. Oh, except for your right to bear arms, which is the right that really should be taken away from you trigger happy lunatics.
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+3 14. riverside89 commented 11 years ago

We need to think up ways to F*** with these things. Maybe a couple of store mannequins in obscene positions hidden in your car. Or cardboard and tinfoil in the shape of a rocket.
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+2 15. GhostInShell commented 11 years ago

if these shitty trucks start where i live id hide a manequin doll in the trunks of my car.
or for the fun sew in my jacket something that will be of a shape of a bomb. just to piss em of.
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-1 16. c2quad commented 11 years ago

I feel it's a huge positive step taken towards security improvance
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0 17. eNdEmiOn06463 commented 11 years ago

So they're just bombing everyone with x-ray radiation!?

Manipulation om the scans!?

Seems to be made for the next gen Americans looking at the dummy proof buttons to operate.

If that wasn't bad enough, it also runs on windows!
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+3 18. sux2bu commented 11 years ago

I doubt you will ever see one of these vans cruising thru your local town or village unless a threat has been made.This technology has been in use for many years,Singapore started using it at their cargo/container ports in 2003. Bulgaria uses AS&E backscatter at border checkpoints , as does many African countries. NATO has also bought some of them.It isn't anything new and it is very effective at finding contraband hidden in cargo containers.Many airports are using them instead of body pat-downs;Heathrow and Manchester airports in the United Kingdom for example.They are in use in Abu Dhabi,and many other Middle Eastern countries and in Latin America.Hong Kong uses AS&E x-ray equipment too.
And for the wise guys that want to "F*** with these things",just put a play gun under your jacket and go have fun at your local airport,then the "fun" will begin.
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+1 19. djole381 commented 11 years ago

Big Brother is watching you >:)
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+4 20. herial commented 11 years ago

..mooom, why i glow in the dark?!! XD -.-
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0 21. LQoQK commented 11 years ago

I bet binlanden has the patent for this device, scaring the hell out of the world and now into military business, you need every thing to protect your self from terrorists
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-1 22. captain_obvious commented 11 years ago

i wunder how much america spend on security and on those things, and how much good it would do if they spend it on health care or their dept. or such
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+1 23. ruhk commented 11 years ago

#14 yea, where all just a bunch of damn loonies.

The citizens are not afraid of terrorists. We are armed and can take care of ourselves. Its the government thats afraid. They say they are doing this in OUR name. They never asked us if we were afraid of anything. They told us we were afraid. :|
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+1 24. Einstein commented 11 years ago

The fascist government claims to have 500 on the streets now. Going by the known honesty of the government, this means they probably have 5000 of these vans spying on us.
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+1 25. Pepperoni39 commented 10 years ago

Why does he say CBV, i read ZBV...??
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+1 26. Sizzlik (admin) commented 10 years ago

#25 Because "Z" is pronounced "Zee" in abbreviations, not "zed"
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+1 27. Pepperoni39 commented 10 years ago

#26 ah ok, ty