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TSA Deploys New Body Scanners

TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY—U.S.

February 4, 2011

The Transportation Security Administration this week debuted software designed to make airport body scanners less invasive, The Washington Post reports. The software creates generic body images and displays any detected anomalies in a red outlined box around the specific area of concern. The software will be incorporated at Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC, and in Atlanta, the report states, and could eventually land at all 78 airports currently using body scanning technology. "We believe it addresses the privacy issues that have been raised," said TSA Chief John Pistole. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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