TSA stops using "nude" full body scanners

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Monday, June 3, 2013 - 9:21am

Those airport scanners that gave realistic full-body images are history. The Transportation Security Administration says it has removed all 250 of the Backscatter machines from U.S. airports.

Critics called them "virtual strip searches" and said they were too revealing. Others also expressed health concerns over radiation exposure. The TSA decided to begin pulling them out of airports in February. That's when Congress voted to require all scanners to have privacy protecting software.

You will still go through full body scans, but they now use radio waves that produce a less detailed image


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