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TSA’s Airport Body Scanners to Stop Creating ‘Naked’ Images

Body scanners at U.S. airports will stop creating person-specific images for passenger screening after complaints by privacy advocates.

The TSA will install software that will use a generic body outline in scanning for items that could pose a threat to passengers, the Washington-based U.S. Transportation Security Administration said in a statement today. Passengers will be able to view the same outline as TSA officers. If a potential threat is detected, additional screening will be required.