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New Body Scanners Unveiled

TRAVELER’S PRIVACY—U.S.

September 6, 2011

Body scanning technology thought to be less privacy-invasive than previous models is being installed at U.S. airports. The new technology was unveiled at Newark Liberty International Airport last week, USA Today reports, after trials were conducted at airports in Atlanta, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. It will be installed on 241 machines at 40 U.S. airports in the coming months and eventually at all U.S. airports, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The new technology addresses privacy concerns about body scanners by using a generic body image of the passenger and placing the viewing screen where both passenger and security agent can view it.   
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