TSA Removes Full Body Scanners From American Airports



WASHINGTON –  The full-body scanners that caused an uproar for taking semi-scandalous snapshots of fliers at security checkpoints have been removed from America's airports. 

The move comes after a congressional mandate and several complaints lodged by privacy-rights activists who likened the scanners to a virtual strip search.

Instead, airports will now use scanners that only show generic images of bodies, according to a letter released Thursday from TSA officials to members of the House Homeland Security Committee.

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  1. Now, if we could get rid of TSA, we’d be getting somewhere.

    1. Agree. With all of the pedophiles and thieves t TSA our children nd property would be safer.

    2. Yes, get rid of them. Whether it’s the full bore scans or the “generic” scans, it’s nothing more than security theater. You don’t even have to get int privacy arguments over this. It’s a useless waste of money, as in it accomplishes nothing. That alone should be reason enough to get rid of it. Privacy arguments, whether talking about generic scans or full scans, are abominations.

      1. To clarify, I mean the scans are abominations.

  2. Woohoo! It only cost hundreds of millions, paid to Michael Chertoff!

  3. This debacle is costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. So who is the genius at TSA who said “Let’s take naked pictures of people and their kids” and who is getting fired for buying these things in the first place?

    If you want to express your disgust with TSA and this costly violation of your privacy you have a few weeks left by posting your comment at www. regulations.gov/ #!submitComment;D=TSA-2013-0004-0001 (remove space after www.)

  4. I would have kept the scanners and got rid of TSA

  5. This (“generic” pics) is an improvement? How bout we just tell the TSA to FUCK OFF and DIE!

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