Ready to bare all in the name of air safety?

This article from eTurbo News gives me the willies: Air Travelers Stripped Bare with X-ray Machines. A snip:

The agency in charge of the nation's air security expects later this year to

begin using a controversial X-ray machine that will show airport screeners a

clear picture of what's under passengers' clothes — whether weapons or just bare


And, to go along with a glimpse of your birthday suit, they might soon get a glimpse at the date you started wearing it. The Transportation Security Administration is trying to roll out its Secure Flight computerized screening system, which would require you to give your full name and birthdate when you get your ticket. This idea seems to bother Congress more than the X-ray thing, though, so it may not get approved any time soon.

And all this makes us safer how?

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