Napolitano unaware of how-to video on beating TSA scanners [VIDEO]

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On Wednesday morning, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano denied having any knowledge of Jonathan Corbett’s popular YouTube video titled “How to Get Anything through TSA Nude Body Scanners.”

“I don’t know about that,” Napolitano told The Daily Caller, “so I can’t speak to it.”

The video, released Monday, shows an easy method of concealing large metal objects from the controversial body scanners now in many U.S. airports. YouTube has placed an age restriction on the footage, which has already been seen by more than 216,000 people.

“I’m sure the TSA will accuse me of aiding the terrorists by releasing this video,” Corbett says, while criticizing the government for using ineffective and expensive technology.

Despite potential security threats from travelers who might now know how to conceal dangerous items from TSA personnel, Napolitano couldn’t answer a question when TheDC asked her about it on Wednesday.

“Well YouTube has a lot of TSA videos,” Napolitano said. “Which one are we talking about?”

The secretary was appearing Wednesday at an event hosted by the National Congress of American Indians.

Sarah Muro contributed reporting.

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