Airport Body Scanners May Replace Your Naked Body With A Generic Avatar, Eventually

Bloomberg reports that one of the big companies behind airport full-body scanners has released a software update that replaces your misshapen nakedness with a generically proportioned, nondescript avatar. The software then indicates on the avatar where you should be searched.

In addition to protecting citizens from having to virtually disrobe for a stranger, it would remove the need to have a security person sealed off in a room somewhere to view the scans privately.

There’s no timescale on when this could be rolled out. However, the Transportation Security Administration told Bloomberg that “testing is currently underway” and that it would implement the update as it added new scanners to more airports.

“Airport `Naked Image’ Scanners in U.S. May Get Privacy Upgrades” [Bloomberg] (Thanks to Jerry!)

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