New airport scanners produce 'stick figures' instead of body outlines

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/new-ai...ck-figures-instead-of-body-outlines-1.1240525

    The federal government is changing the software on the full-body scanners used to provide security at airports so they no longer produce a complete outline of a traveller's body.
    Transport Canada says the new technology, already in use in the U.S. and the Netherlands, will increase privacy while still ensuring security.
    The scanners have been in use at Canadian airports for three years and there now are 52 of the devices installed across the country.
     
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    another waste of money!
     
  3. Captain Oveur
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    Yeah, never mind that those machines have a false positive rate of around 49 percent. You keep letting the folks at L3 and the TSA that you're better off.
     

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