07/20/2011 03:40 pm ET Updated Sep 19, 2011

TSA Body Scanners To Become More Private Nationwide

UPDATE 7/20/11: The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday plans to enhance air passenger privacy at security checkpoints, TSA Administrator John Pistole announced in a press release.
The changes will be made to the agency's millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines -- the full body scanners that many travelers accuse of virtually undressing them for the eyes of TSA agents.

After being tested earlier this year at three U.S. airports, software modifications to the machines will be implemented at airports nationwide. The new software, known as Automated Target Recognition (ATR), displays possible security threats on the same generic image of a person that is used for all passengers.

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