by Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart:
The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) has officially closed the books on the controversial “naked-image” full-body scanners being used at security checkpoints at America’s airports.
The TSA announcement comes after a Congressional mandate to make major changes to the devices and after a multitude of complaints from privacy and civil rights activists who opposed them.
The scanners were first rolled out to great fanfare in 2007, with the claim that the intrusive images would prevent any sort of contraband imaginable being brought onto airlines. Along with the “naked-image” scanners, the TSA also initiated a “pat down” policy for anyone who refused to be scanned, a policy that included touching of genitals, breasts, and buttocks of travelers.
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