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TSA attempts to make screening more ‘private’

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The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday it has begun installing software to give passengers more privacy when they’re screened by some of the full-body scanning machines at airport checkpoints.

The agency says the software — for its millimeter-wave body scanning machines that use electromagnetic waves to screen passengers — will replace a passenger’s image with a generic one that will still expose any dangerous items that could be hidden.

Many fliers have objected to having their “naked” images viewed by TSA personnel.

The agency says it expects all 241 machines at U.S. airports to be upgraded by the end of the year.

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