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Posted By ANH-USA On January 22, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
The “naked body” airport scanners are being scrapped—but that does not mean the end of dangerous x-ray airport screening machines. Action Alert! 
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has agreed to drop its contract with OSI Rapiscan, manufacturer of the airport body scanners that produce a naked image of travelers, because of privacy concerns. This really isn’t much of a victory, however. TSA has signed a new contract with a different manufacturer of scanners, whose machines will still have the radiation backscatter problem we reminded you about last month .
TSA decided to end its $5 million contract with OSI Rapiscan because the company couldn’t meet its congressionally mandated deadline  to address privacy concerns and create software that showed images of travelers that would be more generic and less explicit. TSA had already decommissioned a third of Rapiscan’s backscatter machines and will now get rid of the remaining 173 . (Read more)