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27 Aug, 2012

TSA spends millions on failed shoe scanning devices — RT

The US government has tested several scanning devices meant to detect explosives and weapons in passengers’ shoes at airports. Millions of dollars later, the Transportation Security Administration has concluded the devices are ineffective. The TSA has been testing shoe scanners made by companies in the US and abroad since 2007. One of the four shoe scanners tested by the TSA has already been implemented in airports in 18 countries. But in tests at various airports, passengers with metal weapons and explosives in their shoes were able to get through security unnoticed after passing through the scanners, the New York Times reported.

via TSA spends millions on failed shoe scanning devices — RT.