Passengers Protest New Airport Security MeasuresPlay
Some air travelers plan to launch a protest on the day before Thanksgiving by refusing to go through new full-body scanners that allow screeners to see right through their clothes. The Transportation Security Administration has rolled out the new scanners as part of enhanced screening procedures that also include a more aggressive pat-down procedure.
Some travelers say the new measures are a fundamental violation of privacy, but federal officials say the new procedures are necessary to prevent a terrorist attack. We look at both sides of the issue with Rafi Ron, president of New Age Security Solutions and former chief of security at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport, and Noah Shachtman, contributing editor at Wired magazine and a fellow at the Brookings Institution.
This segment aired on November 19, 2010.