There was an alternative, and now they are going to use it.

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Back when they first started using nudie scanners at airports folks had a fit. As well they should have. the nudie scanners are being upgraded to be less annoying. Instead of showing a nude figure, they will show any anomalies against a drawing. It is a cheap upgrade and makes the whole thing a lot less upsetting for everyone, including the TSA people who have to see all those really fat naked bodies.

The House Subcommittee on Transportation Security on Wednesday unanimously approved an amendment to the annual TSA Authorization Act of 2011 that would put an end to "naked" full-body images currently produced by Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines at U.S. airports.
The scanners, which were first deployed at U.S. airports beginning in 2007, have been widely criticized, with privacy advocates arguing the images are too revealing.
Under the amendment, introduced by Rep. Chip Craavack (R-Minn.), a former airline pilot, the Transportation Security Administration would have 90 days to install automated target recognition software on all AIT machines. The new software produces a generic, stick figure outline of a person being screened rather than a detailed, passenger-specific image. If a traveler has a suspicious item on their body, it shows up as a red box on a specific area of a stick figure outline.
 

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That doesn't matter because you're still being microwaved.

"Coffee, Tea or Cancer?"
 

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Back when they first started using nudie scanners at airports folks had a fit. As well they should have. the nudie scanners are being upgraded to be less annoying. Instead of showing a nude figure, they will show any anomalies against a drawing. It is a cheap upgrade and makes the whole thing a lot less upsetting for everyone, including the TSA people who have to see all those really fat naked bodies.

The House Subcommittee on Transportation Security on Wednesday unanimously approved an amendment to the annual TSA Authorization Act of 2011 that would put an end to "naked" full-body images currently produced by Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines at U.S. airports.
The scanners, which were first deployed at U.S. airports beginning in 2007, have been widely criticized, with privacy advocates arguing the images are too revealing.
Under the amendment, introduced by Rep. Chip Craavack (R-Minn.), a former airline pilot, the Transportation Security Administration would have 90 days to install automated target recognition software on all AIT machines. The new software produces a generic, stick figure outline of a person being screened rather than a detailed, passenger-specific image. If a traveler has a suspicious item on their body, it shows up as a red box on a specific area of a stick figure outline.
"A red box..???" Several million dollars of sophisticated imaging and they get a stick figure and a red box? Let's guess what happens next.. Red box shows up -- the full nudie image is available to see what's in the red box.. Guaranteed -- it's a feature. Crotch jewelry is usually on the better looking folks anyway. I hope. :eek:

However, if the machine doesn't the know the sex of the person, a crafty jihadist with some art skills could augment a female with an "addadicktome" and some gonads with plastique explosive -- no prob.. Or add some breasticles to a male.

You will miss MORE weapons by relying on the machine, than the cost savings of the machine is worth.

If I've blown out some Secret Report to the TSA -- Sorry.. And you guys owe me $20K for the 5min design review..
 
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Back when they first started using nudie scanners at airports folks had a fit. As well they should have. the nudie scanners are being upgraded to be less annoying. Instead of showing a nude figure, they will show any anomalies against a drawing. It is a cheap upgrade and makes the whole thing a lot less upsetting for everyone, including the TSA people who have to see all those really fat naked bodies.

The House Subcommittee on Transportation Security on Wednesday unanimously approved an amendment to the annual TSA Authorization Act of 2011 that would put an end to "naked" full-body images currently produced by Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines at U.S. airports.
The scanners, which were first deployed at U.S. airports beginning in 2007, have been widely criticized, with privacy advocates arguing the images are too revealing.
Under the amendment, introduced by Rep. Chip Craavack (R-Minn.), a former airline pilot, the Transportation Security Administration would have 90 days to install automated target recognition software on all AIT machines. The new software produces a generic, stick figure outline of a person being screened rather than a detailed, passenger-specific image. If a traveler has a suspicious item on their body, it shows up as a red box on a specific area of a stick figure outline.

I will be standing in your line to watch you. Hope you enjoy all that Hi-Tech. Spending taxpayers monies to fight mythical figures we created - There Is No “War on Terror”
 

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