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first_imgThe extremely revealing Transportation Security Administration scanners that travelers have had to deal with while at airport security have been a controversy since they were implemented in 2009. The full-body scanners produce extremely detailed images that have many people upset and arguing that it’s a violation of their Fourth Amendment rights. A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled that the machines, or Advanced Imaging Technology, were operating within the bounds of the Constitution, but that the TSA should have been required to give travelers notice before using them.Currently, there are 78 airports in the U.S. using the full-body scanners. Using low levels of radiation, the scanners are able to look trough the clothing of a passenger and create a rather NSFW images for the TSA as flyers are investigated.Back in February, we told you that a new technology was in the works that updated the scanners to offer more generic images of the person being scanned. The device displays a basic outline of a body. If there’s anything potentially threatening on the person, it will appear as a red box on the outlined figure. It had been tested in Las Vegas’ McCarren Airport with further tests at Atlanta’s Hartford Jackson Airport, and Washington’s Regan Airport.It looks like the software proved successful in the three airports tested and will be installed on all of the machines in the coming months, eliminating the naked scanned images.  Like the current system, if a little box appears on the person being scanned, TSA agents will administer additional screening. If there’s nothing to be found on the screen, the passenger is free to go.Since the scans will now be rated G instead of rated R, the passengers will be able to view the same outline that the TSA officer sees. That way, you know for sure that they’re still not looking at you as if you have no clothes on.The main question that remains unanswered is why the TSA didn’t do this from the start? It seems like it would have been much more complex to get a full-body scan with detailed imaging that’s so in depth than it is to get a cookie-cutter-like shape that doesn’t reveal everything about the person except the necessary information. Even so, the change is being billed as a software upgrade so some development must have been necessary to create the generic images.Although it took two years, we’re at least glad the software is available now.TSA via LA Times, Reuterslast_img read more

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