Fox News - Under fire from privacy advocates, the Transportation Security Administration is upgrading its full body scanners to eliminate the use of images that show a passenger’s naked body. Over the new few months, the agency will install new software known as Automated Target Recognition (ATR) that can auto-detect items that pose a potential threat using a generic outline of a person for all passengers. “This software upgrade enables us to continue providing a high level of security through advanced imaging technology screening, while improving the passenger experience at checkpoints,” he said. Under the current system, TSA screeners who watch travelers as they pass through the machines do not see the naked images. The screeners who see such images work in separate locations and don’t see the passengers. Travelers may choose not to go through the scanner, but they then receive an invasive pat-down, which many feel also violates privacy.
Well, that's it for me, will have to tell my girlfriend we're either driving or not going on our vacation later this summer because there is no way I'm hopping on the plane now, not when the TSA can't gaurantee to me that the plane is bomb free.
You see what you did people? You've put us all in danger, instead of shutting up and accepting the fact that some guy in a security room like a half mile away is viewing silhouetted pictures of your body in the name of America, Freedom, and Safety, we're now stuck with this cartoon machine that's going to make everyone's body look like Cathy from the Sunday Funnies. Does that sound safe to you?
PS: Love how they try to phrase it as an "upgrade." Umm, no, pretty sure it sounds like you'll be seeing less detail, sounds very much like a downgrade to me.