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TSA To Dump Naked-Image Scanners

The Transportation Security Administration has announced that it will remove the controversial “naked image” body scanners from US airports because developers can't write software to make the images less revealing. The scanners, made by OSI Systems Inc, have ruffled feathers since they were first rolled out. In a bid to quell controversy, the TSA looked to OSI to redesign software and make the scans less intrusive—but the company has failed to meet a congressional deadline to get the job done. That means that the TSA will end the $5 million contract with OSI, reports Bloomberg. As a result, 174 of its Rapiscan units will disappear from US airports/Gizmodo. More here. (AP file photo)

Question: Were you bothered by the TSA's naked-image scanners at U.S. airports?


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