TSA to Debut Scanning Software that Won't Reveal Your Naked Body to the World

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If you're going to be bombarded by radiation before boarding a flight, you shouldn't have to bear the extra insult of also having your birthday suit exposed in the process. The TSA's scanning software just got a censorship patch!


The LA Times reports the TSA will phase in the software, which replaces your backscatter-imaged naked body with a cartoon human cutout, in "the coming months." The idea here is that instead of showing every pixel of your statuesque nude form, TSA operators will just see a generic human shape, and if you happen to have a chainsaw or bomb on you, it'll highlight the area, rather than showing your package. So to speak. We eagerly await the TSA to somehow screw up or abuse this seemingly benign development. [LA Times]

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Oh, so they won't actually see generic deformed blob-like images, they will see cartoonish, generic, detailless images.

While we still get bombarded by xrays.


/Never cared about the nudity aspect, but you can take that XRay Backscatter and shove it.