The days of full-body scanners producing revealing images of travelers are numbered, the Transportation Security Administration announced in a statement on Wednesday. Through a software update, the TSA is phasing out "passenger-specific images," in favor of a generic body outline. Potential threats will be identified on the generic body outline, and if a possible threat is found passengers will go through an additional screening. Currently, the agency uses about full-body scanners in 78 airports.
100 Naked Citizens: 100 Leaked Body Scans
One Hundred Naked Citizens: One Hundred Leaked Body Scans
Dozens of pictures showing members of the public being X-Rayed by the controversial new body scanners have been leaked online. The images show visitors to a Florida courthouse standing inside the machine as it takes their photograph - their intimate body parts clearly visible. They were posted by technology blog Gizmodo after it emerged that US Marshals at the court had saved 35, images in breach of official rules. Revealed: Website Gizmodo, which published the saved images, admitted they were not high quality but said the breach of security was significant. Gizmodo applied under the Freedom of Information Act and put a selection online, taking care to mask the identities of all involved. The disclosure is the most graphic example yet of the dangers presented by full body scanners which are being rolled out at airports and other government buildings across the country to huge controversy.
Can the TSA See You Naked?
The Transportation Security Administration is pulling the plug on its nude body scanner program, a decision announced Friday that closes the door to a tumultuous privacy battle with the public scoring a rare victory. Travelers will continue to go through one of two types of scanners already deployed, but images of naked bodies will no longer be produced. Instead, software will instead show a generic outline of a person.
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