The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) plans to increase it’s use of body scanners by installing 150 of the high tech units at airport checkpoints around the country. Use of the body scanners has not been without controversy. Various groups have cited the machines as intrusive due to the amount of detail revealed in the images viewed by TSA personnel during the screening process.
The installation will vastly expand the use of the controversial body scanners, which can reveal hidden bombs and knives. But the devices have been labeled as intrusive by some lawmakers.
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