The TSA has announced that the "naked image" full-body scanners at airports that have caused so much controversy are no more. The scanners have been removed from all of America's airports. Replacing it are machines that show 'generic images' of the human body. ATR capability means the images captured in the scanners will now be plain and generic. Basically, the ATR feature will mask the specifics of an individuals body, preventing embarrassing moments for the general public hopefully. Previously, the TSA had ended its contract with OSI Systems —the original company who made the notorious naked scanners—because OSI Systems could not develop the software to make the scanners less, well, naked.
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A lot of people despise the idea of the x-ray body scanners in airports, and it's easy to understand why. However, for a lot of people, the alternative is just as bad as demonstrated by John Tyner's now-viral "Don't touch my junk" video ; they don't want to be groped by a perfect stranger anymore than they want a perfect stranger to see them naked. I imagine there are a lot of people who share my reasoning. Still, what happens to the images of those who are scanned?
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By Valentina Pop. The US says it has more privacy protection measures for air passengers going through full body scanners than Europe. Recognising the "potential for misuse," the US government has gone ahead with use of the controversial full body scanners under strict privacy provisions, an American official speaking to a group of European journalists said on Monday 21 June. EUobserver's stories on the distribution of top-posts in the European Union.
By Alastair Jamieson. He even claimed he had autographed the pictures, although it is not clear if his comments were intended as a joke. Appearing on the BBC chat show, he told Mr Ross of his experiences with the new body-scanners, that were introduced at Heathrow on the orders of the UK government in the wake of the transatlantic Christmas Day terror attack on a plane as it neared Detroit. And I think its okay: the western world is a little bit worried, paranoid and touchy, I guess — and freely when they're frisking you. You've got to see them.