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Airport Wants Privacy-Protecting Scanner Software

TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY—U.S.

July 19, 2010

Logan International Airport in Massachusetts is seeking to acquire new software aimed at eliminating privacy concerns over full-body scanners by producing stick-figure images of passengers rather than the more detailed images currently revealed by such scanners, the Boston Herald reports. In the wake of concerns from privacy advocates about the scanners, the Transportation Security Administration implemented such safeguards as blurring faces and making it impossible to print or store scanner images. The hope is to have the software, which is still being developed, in place by next year, the report states. Once implemented, the new software will alleviate privacy concerns, said Massport Director of Aviation Ed Freni.
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