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TSA to Remove Naked-Image Scanners From US Airports
01-19-2013, 04:32 PM,
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TSA to Remove Naked-Image Scanners From US Airports
Quote:The Transportation Security Administration has announced that it will remove the controversial "naked image" body scanners from US airports because developers can't write software to make the images less revealing.

The scanners, made by OSI Systems Inc, have ruffled feathers since they were first rolled out. In a bid to quell controversy, the TSA looked to OSI to redesign software and make the scans less intrusive—but the company has failed to meet a congressional deadline to get the job done.

That means that the TSA will end the $5 million contract with OSI, reports Bloomberg. As a result, 174 of its Rapiscan units will disappear from US airports. Karen Shelton, from the TSA, explains:

"It became clear to TSA they would be unable to meet our timeline. As a result of that, we terminated the contract for the convenience of the government."

However, the scanners aren't on the way to the junk yard just yet. OSI has struck a deal with the TSA which will see the machines being used by multiple government agencies across the country. That does, at least, mean that it will be federal employees who have their genitals imaged, as opposed to the public.

The news will no doubt be embraced by the legion of protesters, outraged by the privacy implications of the naked body scanners. But save a thought for the poor TSA employees: how are they going to get their kicks now?

http://gizmodo.com/5976989/tsa-to-remove-naked+image-scanners-from-us-airports
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01-19-2013, 04:42 PM,
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RE: TSA to Remove Naked-Image Scanners From US Airports
Thats good news - lets hope it catches on in other countries
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01-19-2013, 07:50 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-19-2013, 07:51 PM by SiLVa.)
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RE: TSA to Remove Naked-Image Scanners From US Airports
Great news!!
I was recently on a trip with a large group of family members, in which my Uncle and I convinced everyone in our group to Opt out of the scan. It was funny at 1st because the TSA overlords were kind of laughing that a couple of us wouldn't go in there and would have to be patted down and felt up. You should've seen their faces when they realized there was 20 of us. We got the last laugh when we held up the whole line and actually put these lazy bastards to work. Thing is, they were using a metal detector for some people and the xray scanner for others but the people that opted out were not asked to go thru the metal detector. So I asked the little TSA troll that was patting me down. "If this is about other passengers safety, when someone opts out of the scanner, whether u pat them down or not, why not put them through the metal detectors anyway?." He looked at me like I asked him a trigonometry question.
A long pause later his answer was "It's a good point, the logic is there, it's just not how they trained us to do it."
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01-23-2013, 02:32 AM,
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RE: TSA to Remove Naked-Image Scanners From US Airports
Simply put... Thank you!

(01-19-2013, 07:50 PM)SiLVa Wrote: "If this is about other passengers safety, when someone opts out of the scanner, whether u pat them down or not, why not put them through the metal detectors anyway?." He looked at me like I asked him a trigonometry question.
A long pause later his answer was "It's a good point, the logic is there, it's just not how they trained us to do it."
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