TSA Abandons Revealing Full-Body Scanners

Law360, New York (January 18, 2013, 4:03 PM EST) -- The Transportation Security Administration said Friday that it is removing controversial body-scanning machines from airports after the contractor supplying the devices could not update its technology to avoid displaying images of naked travelers.

The agency is ending its contract with OSI Systems Inc. unit Rapiscan, which manufactures the advanced imaging units for the TSA, because the company fell short of its obligation to produce less-revealing generic human image scanners. The current automated target recognition technology has come under fire from privacy advocates and has led to...
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