When airports started using controversial full body scans for security checks, there was an outrage among the general public. The Advanced Imaging Technology was a little too advanced for its own good, producing images that revealed exactly what everyone had going on beneath their clothes. In fact, they were so graphic and detailed, they made many full-grown adults either blush or go on a public tear about invasion of Fourth amendment rights. Though a U.S. appeals court ruled that the Transportation Security Administration’s use of these scanners — which are implemented in 78 American airports — don’t violate Constitutional rights, it also said that the TSA should’ve informed people before going ahead and imaging their junk.
Thankfully, it looks like there’s some new tech on deck to address these concerns. Version 2.0 uses images that simply feature a generic outline of a human body, with colored boxes denoting suspicious finds.
This is a veritable facepalm-worthy scenario, no? I mean, why weren’t they implementing something like this to begin with?
Well, at least it’s here now. The new scans were tested successfully in McCarren Airport (Las Vegas), Hartford Jackson Airport (Atlanta) and Reagan Airport (Washington). Plans are to roll them out across the country in what is being considered a software upgrade.