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January 18 2013

All backscatter 'pornoscanners' to be removed from US airports


Rapiscan's machines are out, but its millimeter-wave competitors are staying.

Bloomberg is reporting that the TSA will be removing all of the remaining backscatter X-ray machines from US airports. The removal isn't because of health concerns—instead, the machines' manufacturer, Rapiscan Systems, failed to meet a US Congress-imposed deadline for altering the machines' software to produce "generic passenger images," according to the report.

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