RDU security machines to get new privacy upgrade
Air travelers at Raleigh-Durham International Airport will soon be able to board their planes without images of their unclothed bodies being viewed by security personnel.Posted — Updated
The federal Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday it will upgrade its full-body scanners with new software designed to protect travelers' privacy.
The so-called Automated Target Recognition software eliminates the image of an actual passenger on the screen, replacing it with a generic outline. Passengers will be able to see the same image viewed by security officers. The software is designed to recognize items in the image that could pose a security threat.
A TSA spokeswoman said the new software is installed in the 40 airports that have the machines, including RDU, within a few months.
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