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Major UK airport to ditch ‘naked’ scanners
Posted By admin On September 17, 2012 @ 9:39 am In Prison Planet,Tile | Comments Disabled
Belfast Telegraph 
September 17, 2012
Controversial “naked” security scanners are to be ditched by airport bosses.
The machines at Manchester Airport invaded passenger privacy, according to critics, by giving graphic X-ray style images.
But a trial of their use comes to an end next month and they will be replaced by five next generation “privacy friendly” scanners thanks to EU rules.
The new scanners include a feature which automatically processes images of passengers using a system that eliminates the need for a security officer to view the ghost-like X-ray body outlines that sparked the controversy.
The new machines instead scan passengers using radio frequency-based millimetre wave technology rather than the low dose X-rays used by the current body scanners. A computer then analyses the scans and alerts airport staff where to look for hidden objects using a stick figure diagram.
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