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Well right off the bat I can tell you the TSA is scrapping those scanners that leave nothing to the imagination. The agency is ending its contract with Rapiscan Systems which manufactures the scanners. The scanners produce a naked image of passengers as they pass through them.
Privacy activists have long complained that the scanners amount to a strip search at the airport. Those scanners were rolled out in 2007.
The TSA does plan to continue using a scanner that is less invasive which makes a generic image some people liken to a cartoon or stick figure. At the same time, however, they do detect foreign objects like guns and knives.
The TSA says the X-Ray scanners will be gone by June. That's because Rapiscan wasn't able to come up with a software fix to make the scanners comply with a Congressional mandate that the scanners better protect passenger privacy.
How much did the nude-image machines cost us? 40-million-dollars. Thank you very much for that.
By the way, you should check out Brian Mudd's Cheat Sheet for some very interesting stories.