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November 18th, 2010
Taiwanese News Takes On TSA X-Ray Screenings

On Wednesday, Nov. 24 -- a major flying day before Thanksgiving -- travelers are asked to observe Opt Out Day -- aka "Don't Touch My Junk Day" -- by opting out of X-ray scanners at the airport. But of course, it isn't really news until it's been interpreted by Next Media. With creative use of a transvestite terrorist, nude passengers of the future and Bill Clinton as background protester, the Taiwanese news animation company

"If you touch my junk, I'll have you arrested," John Tyner told a San Diego airport security agent, and a rallying cry was born. The 31-year-old software engineer posted the incident online, along with a blog describing the situation, and it became a focal point for outraged travelers and privacy advocates who, like Tyner, are not fans of the TSA's full body X-ray scanner (aka "porno scanners").

 


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