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Unformatted text preview: Airport body scans reveal all Technology may be a popular alternative to searches, but privacy an issue By Jeremy Hsu LiveScience updated 5:20 p.m. ET, Wed., April. 1, 2009 www.cnn.com April 4, 2009 New airport security scanners could become a popular alternative to body searches, but have also prompted some privacy concerns. Whole-body imaging technologies can see through clothing to reveal metallic and non-metallic objects, including weapons or plastic explosives. They also reveal a person's silhouette and the outlines of underwear. That hasn't stopped security officials from implementing them. The U.S. Transportation Security Agency (TSA) started using whole-body imaging at six airports this year, and plans are in the works to expand it to airports in several more U.S. cities later this year. The TSA has tested two technologies, including "millimeter wave" (MMW) technology which bounces radio-frequency waves off people to construct a 3-D image within a few seconds. TSA also temporarily leased four "backscatter" units waves off people to construct a 3-D image within a few seconds....
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