Body scanners across America are being removed from airports after a years’ worth of controversy and outrage.
Introduced in airports a few years ago, and billed as a way to protect Americans from passengers who have evil intentions, body scanners will now be removed from every single U.S. airport.
In total, 174 scanners are present in airports across the country. But the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) found itself in hot water soon after their implementation.
The biggest sticking point was the fact that the scanners scanned your entire body. When a TSA official would look at the scanner to see if you were carrying a restricted item, the body scanner would show the passenger’s full naked form.
"TSA has terminated part of a contract with Rapiscan since the company is unable to deploy non-imaging Automated Target Recognition (ATR) software by the Congressionally-mandated June 2013 deadline," the agency said in a statement, according to a Washington Post report.
The body scanners also got some enraged over the fact that frequent flyers would have to be subject to so much radiation on a consistent basis.