It took more than two years of passenger complaints, but the US Transportation Security Administration says it is pulling the plug on the Rapiscan backscatter scanner. The move was made because the manufacturer did not meet a deadline to come up with new software that would create less revealing images. In all, 174 machines at 30 airports will be shut down and moved out.
Rapiscan could not create new software for its backscatter machines and threw in the towel this month. The TSA cancelled its contract with the company."
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