Mike M. Ahlers reports:
The harshest critics labeled them “virtual strip searches.” Airport passenger screening that produced particularly realistic full-body images using backscatter technology.
Others also expressed health concerns about low doses of radiation from the X-rays underpinning those scans.
Well, it’s all over now as the Transportation Security Administration says it has met a June 1 deadline to remove all 250 backscatter machines from U.S. airports.
That doesn’t mean that there are no more scans, however:
Currently, there are more than 700 body scanners at about 165 airports, all with Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) software, which display items on a generic body outline.
Read more on CNN.