When an online video gets more than a million views, it’s hard to ignore.
That may be the reason the Transportation Security Administration took the unusual step last week to address an online video that claims to show how to circumvent the full-body scanners that the TSA has installed at 140 airports across the country.
Jonathan Corbett, a blogger and TSA critic, posted a video this month on YouTube and his own Web page, www.tsaoutofourpants.wordpress.com, titled "How to Get Anything Through TSA Nude Body Scanners."
To prove that his method works, Corbett’s video shows him sneaking a small metal box past full-body scanners at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Ohio. "The TSA can’t be that stupid, can they?" Corbett asks in the video.