It was only a matter of time before the multi million dollar paparazzi business would incorporate anti-terrorist technology into going one step beyond equipment failures, up skirts, shear see throughs and nipple slips.
By pointing a backscatter x-ray camera in your direction (red carpet, paparazzi walking the dog, shopping, eating, dancing or just your everyday activities, the images captured of you appear as if the object is not wearing clothes.
Originally developed in Israel to try and stop suicide bombers before they reach populated targets, is now a reality on celebrity stalkers and deviant people with enough money to purchase one of these very expensive cameras.
While the implications are mind boggling, what will need to change is new laws and the way people dress. You will need to be aware that the camera can see through your clothes.
note: similar technology has been developed called millimeter-wave imaging which uses non-radioactive electromagnetic waves to produce images.
But critics, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), say the machine constitutes an invasion of privacy as it can display graphic images of nude bodies and its use could pave the way to widespread abuse of the images taken, with some possibly being posted or traded on the internet.
"People expect privacy underneath their clothing and they shouldn't have to reveal themselves in that way," Jay Stanley, a privacy expert with the ACLU, said.
"This doesn't only concern genitals but body size, body shape and other things like evidence of mastectomies, colostomy appliances or catheter tubes.
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