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TMI for TSA?

Last week, the Transportation Security Administration announced that it would begin installing new software in some of its full body scanners, eliminating the detailed imagery that some travelers view as a violation of privacy.

TSA began installing “advanced imaging technology” at airports in 2007, which TSA spokesman Greg Soule says is “designed to detect metallic and non-metallic items on passengers, including explosives.” Currently there are about 500 AIT machines in 78 airports across the country. You know the drill: stand inside the scanner, raise your hands over your head, then step aside as a TSA officer in a remote location views the images and gives the all clear or instructs another officer to conduct further screening.

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