Body-image scanners continue to gain use in airports

02/2/2009 | WSFA-TV (Montgomery, Ala.)

Millimeter wave screening machines are now in use at 21 of the largest airports in the U.S., drawing both praise and criticism from travelers. Some frequent fliers appreciate the speed and efficiency of the scanners, while others are offended by the "borderline pornographic" images produced. The ACLU says the device "literally is a camera that strips you nude for government employees," but others argue that hand-held wands and pat-downs are more invasive than the new technology.

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