Controversial X-Ray Scanners at American Airport to Be Replaced
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says it is removing full-body airport scanners that produced what appear to be naked images of a traveler’s body.
The TSA said it will replace the scanners with new scanners that allow greater privacy.
The TSA has canceled its contract with Rapiscan, the company that makes the X-ray scanner that produced the revealing body images. The TSA has 174 Rapiscan scanners at about 30 airports.
Rapiscan failed to meet a congressional deadline to deliver software to protect the privacy of passengers.