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No more x-ray-based body scanners in American airports

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Are you self-conscious about how you look in the buff? Worry no more—at least in the airport. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which is in charge of airport security in America, has ended its contract with Rapiscan, a company that makes body scanners that use backscatter x-ray technology

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  • January 23, 2013
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  • Jason F.


    Jason F.

    Associate Principal at AECOM

    Now the TSA can get back to the real business of embarassing cancer patients, pulling catheters out of little old ladies and destroying medical devices of diebetic patients...not to mention patting down 4 year olds.

  • Amine

    Amine A.

    Managing Partner / IT Linx

    TSA is in charge of keeping the transportation system safe; individuals who use it are just collateral!

  • Sirajul I.


    Sirajul I.

    Senior Consutant at Independent

    I don't mind as a passenger if the scanners are meant to keep my travel safe but I have concerns if it damaging my health.

  • Parsa S.


    Parsa S.

    Solutions Architect at Pandera Systems

    The wars will end, the security state will be dismantled, and for a while it at least seems like there is peace. This continues for not too long, just until a new war begins. Where will it be this time?

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