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  Shvat 8, 5773 , 19/01/13

TSA to Remove Controversial Body Scanners from Airports

Airport scanners with their all-too revealing body images will soon be going away, 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confirmed Friday they will be removing controversial body scanners which use a low-dose X-ray from US airports by June.

The body scanners, made by Rapiscan, ignited a fury over privacy issues when they were first introduced in late 2009, as the scanners exposed the naked bodies of travelers. The scanners will be entirely removed because the company that makes the scanners is unable fix the privacy issues. 

Another type of body scanner, which produces a generic outline instead of a naked image, will remain in use at airports. 

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