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U.S. Airports May Soon Test Body Scanner With Privacy Upgrades

Posted By admin On January 13, 2011 @ 11:06 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

John Hughes
Bloomberg [1]
Jan 13, 2011

U.S. airport full-body scanners that show a generic figure rather than actual images of passenger body parts may be deployed to some airports for tests this year, the transportation security chief said today.

John Pistole, who leads the Transportation Security Administration, said he reviewed testing of the upgraded machines yesterday and progress is being made. The agency may make decisions on further deployments based on the results of live testing in airports this year, he said in an interview.

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. and OSI Systems Inc.’s Rapiscan, which make the scanners for U.S. airports, delivered software upgrades to the agency last year that display an avatar and a box alerting authorities to potential threats. The scanners would eliminate the need for the agency to keep an employee in a remote room viewing images of passengers.

Full deployment of the upgraded machines would “completely address the privacy, the modesty issue” that has sparked complaints about the current devices, he said in a speech to a law group today in Washington.

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[1] Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-13/u-s-airports-may-soon-test-body-scanner-with-privacy-upgrades-tsa-says.html

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[3] Body scanners are headed to 11 major airports: http://www.prisonplanet.com/body-scanners-are-headed-to-11-major-airports.html

[4] New 3D scanner at airports not to show body parts: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-3d-scanner-at-airports-not-to-show-body-parts.html

[5] Electronic Privacy Information Center sues TSA over naked body scanner privacy violations: http://www.prisonplanet.com/electronic-privacy-information-center-sues-tsa-over-naked-body-scanner-privacy-violations.html

[6] TSA To Test Body Scanner Operators For Radiation Exposure: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-to-test-body-scanner-operators-for-radiation-exposure.html

[7] TSA to remove ‘nude’ body scanners from American airports: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-to-remove-%e2%80%98nude%e2%80%99-body-scanners-from-american-airports.html

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