3 Airports Test Less Intrusive Body Scanners

TSA displays the traditional body scanner/gov photo
By Allan Lengel

The Las Vegas Sun newspaper wrote Tuesday that “airline passengers won’t have to worry about airport security officers getting high-tech peep shows.”

Those words were in reference to the Transportation Security Administration unveiling of a new body scanner being tested at three of the nation’s airports, including the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, that shows a generic image of a person and no anatomical details.

The paper reported that the new scanning technology is also being tested at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

“We think the public will prefer this because the image is less intrusive and anybody can view it, including the passenger,” said Dwayne Baird, a TSA spokesman.

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