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Manufacturer: New Body Scanners Protect Privacy

TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY—CHINA

April 22, 2011

Xinhua reports the debut of a new body scanner that quickly detects nonmetal objects "while better protecting privacy." Using anti-scattering X-ray technology, the new scanners can detect prohibited objects like ceramic knives, explosives, drugs, plastic weapons and liquid bombs. The manufacturer, Tianjin Chongfang Science and Technology Company, noted that the U.S. is the only other country that can manufacture similar scanners, but, according to the company's general manager, China's new technology can appropriately detect such items while protecting privacy. The general manager added, "The body scanner can also protect the privacy of ordinary people and automatically delete their personal information."   
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