If reports are to be believed - that's just my snarky caveat regarding privacy issues - the US Transport Security Administration (TSA) has now removed or retrofitted all of the "advanced image technology" (AIT) scanners from our airports. The AIT scanners were the ones that not only showed hidden contraband, but also the passenger/victim's naughty bits in pretty graphic detail. The scanners have now either been removed or retrofitted to only show a body outline, with boxes highlighting possibly suspicious items. The new approach has a new TLA (three letter acronym) - it's now ATR (Advanced Target Recognition). So after all that alphabet soup of abbreviations, you can now be a little less creeped out next time you fly.
|The new ATR scanner only shows body outlines|