A former TSA screener turned anonymous blogger recently wrote that TSA officers routinely laugh at passengers‚Äô nude body scanner images in back rooms.
The ex-TSA worker says he ‚Äúwitnessed light sexual play among officers, a lot of e-cigarette vaping, and a whole lot of officers laughing and clowning in regard to some of your nude images, dear passengers.‚ÄĚ
The ex-TSA screener also wrote about I.O. rooms (image operator rooms) where travelers' naked images produced by body scanners are viewed by TSA agents:
‚ÄúThe most ridiculous thing is that these I.O. rooms even exist, to begin with. The backscatter machines are useless, as I and many, many others have previously pointed out. They should never have been put into use to begin with; TSA officers should never have been viewing nude, radiation-rendered images of passengers in those private rooms, period."
‚ÄúThat‚Äôs why there are federal lawsuits pending against TSA (Ralph Nader, Bruce Schneier, et al) and why TSA is trying to backpedal and sweep the radiation scanners under the rug away from oversight committees and the public at large, as quickly as possible, right now. The entire thing was, as usual, a hare-brained, tax payer money-wasting, disaster of an idea.‚ÄĚ
In another blog post, the ex-TSA employee explains how TSA heads are aware of the public‚Äôs hatred for the agency and how most employees want a transfer to a respected government agency.
In another post, the former TSA screener mocks the TSA's ban on snow globes:
‚ÄúThe entire ban on snow globes was just another of the many intelligence-insulting rules that I was often forced to follow during my time at TSA. Imagine having to look, year after year, into the faces of innocent children and tell them and their parents that their Pretty-Princess-in-a-Blizzard snow globe has to go into the trash. ‚ÄúBut why,‚ÄĚ little Angie would ask, puppy dog pouting, tears trembling."