Official retraction: If you know this woman, tell her that she’s naked on the Internet
Well well what can I say? Yesterday I was cruising some current events forums looking for something good to blog on, and I fell for a hoax. Actually, lots of people fell for the hoax, including the Drudge Report. On my post yesterday which was entitled “If you know this woman, tell her that she’s naked on the Internet,” I posted what was purported to be the recored image of a young woman from an airport scanner. Actually, the image was a fake; essentially a sensational photoshopped job made from stock footage of a nude model. You can view the image here, as well as read what The German tabloid Bild has to say about the image. It’s in German, and the translation is horrible, but you’ll get the gist of it.
This retraction is for Under the Radar Media’s helping to (unknowingly) perpetuate the hoax, but we should still be aware and remain vigilant against complying with having a scanned image of our naked bodies, no matter how low the resolution is. By the way, here is what airport scanner’s image allegedly looks like, which is still clear enough to violate child pornography laws in the UK: