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TSA abandoning nude X-ray scanners

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 01/18/2013 @ 12:34 pm In Front Page,Politics,U.S.,World | No Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration confirms that it is getting rid of airport body scanners that produce a naked image of travelers.

Right now the TSA uses two types of scanners. One makes a generic image showing where agents should look for an object on the traveler’s body. Those scanners are staying.

The other kind of scanner uses X-rays. They raised privacy concerns because they show metal objects on the traveler’s body – along with every other detail, too. Congress has mandated that those scanners be changed or removed by June.

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