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Submission + - Michael Chertoff and Your Junk

theodp writes: As programmer John Tyner's Don't-Touch-My-Junk incident goes viral, ex-Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff's connection to the backscanner industry is getting a second look. Back in January, some accused Chertoff of abusing the public trust as he kicked off the New Year by using the Washington Post to tout the use of body scanners as an effective way to thwart terrorists like underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who made a failed Christmas Day attempt to bring down a plane as it descended toward Detroit (some experts disagreed). Chertoff sang the praises of whole body imaging in his role as Homeland Security Secretary before leaving to start the Chertoff Group, which counted full-body scan maker Rapiscan as a client.

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