WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New software for screening travelers at U.S. airports will do away with naked images, addressing a major public concern, the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday.
After complaints from travelers the TSA earlier this year began testing at four airports software for the full-body scanners that instead uses a generic body outline and highlights the area where any anomaly is detected, eliminating the actual image of the passenger.
http://news.yahoo.com/u-airport-body-sc … 41040.html
well who is relieved to hear this?...lol
As a frequent traveller who is now nicknamed "Tiny Tim" by airport security staff I will be pleased to see the back of this.
In the same way Robin's pal was "little" John, yesno?
Don't see any problem with such a procedure...Anyway, sometimes you have to demonstrate your naked body to doctors, for example.
by sannyasinman 11 years ago
Are Airport Body Scanners really necessary? Apparently not, because on 24 November 2010, the designated National Opt-Out day, the TSA simply switched them off to avoid embarassment and media attention, at airports all around the USA and let travellers go through without any body scans or pat downs....
by qwark 11 years ago
Who gives a damn!Do 'em both!When I fly, I wanna know I'm gonna arrive alive!You?
by Ralph Deeds 11 years ago
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by sannyasinman 11 years ago
Act now and travel with dignity . . . http://wewontfly.com/opt-out-day/
by LailaK 10 years ago
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by Jason Matthews 4 years ago
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