A Gizmodo investigation has revealed 100 of the photographs saved by the Gen
2 millimeter wave scanner from Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc., obtained by a
FOIA request after it was recently revealed that U.S. Marshals operating the
machine in the Orlando, Florida courthouse had improperly-perhaps
illegally-saved images of the scans of public servants and private citizens.
We understand that it will be controversial to release these photographs.
But identifying features have been eliminated. And fortunately for those who
walked through the scanner in Florida last year, this mismanaged machine
used the less embarrassing imaging technique.
Yet the leaking of these photographs demonstrates the security limitations
of not just this particular machine, but millimeter wave and x-ray
backscatter body scanners operated by federal employees in our courthouses
and by TSA officers in airports across the country. That we can see these
images today almost guarantees that others will be seeing similar images in
the future. If you're lucky, it might even be a picture of you or your