The machines use advanced imaging technology (AIT), which shoots out a harmless electromagnetic wave that works to detect dangerous things like weapons and explosives.
Pending no “anomaly,” the screen will give the OK for non-threatening passengers to make their way to the plane.
This new technology introduces a PG version of the 3-D body scans that were akin to a virtual strip search. The AIT generates a generic outline, rather than the controversial images that revealed every nook and cranny.
Some paranoid prudes got concerned that the 3-D nudes might be recorded and archived, and indeed, in 2010 an Electronic Privacy Information Center investigation uncovered thousands of scans stored at a Florida courthouse.
CFN feels for the TSA employees, whose jobs just got a lot more boring.