Well, T&A may still be feeling up little girls and beauty contestants but for some strange reason they are replacing the naked body imaging.
Strange, because I thought it was vital for our safety.
How many will needlessly die now? New screening software installed at Tulsa International Airport
Federal airport security officials have installed new passenger screening software at Tulsa International Airport that addresses personal privacy concerns while increasing the efficiency of the screening process, officials say.
Known as automated target recognition software, the new technology is used with the millimeter wave advanced imaging technology machines that depict potential threats under airline passengers’ clothing as they move through the Transportation Security Administration’s security checkpoints.
Stephen Cortright, TSA’s federal security director in Tulsa, said the new ATR software and five new x-ray baggage screening machines that will be installed at the airport next week highlight TSA’s new “risk-based,” intelligence-driven approach to security screening.
“These are the first two phases of what (TSA) Administrator (John) Pistole says are risk-based procedures ... that will help everybody to provide a more thorough appraisal of passengers,” Cortright said at a brief press conference at Tulsa International Airport Wednesday. “We can determine very quickly what is a threat and what is not a threat. “We’re excited. We think it’s the wave of the future.”
The new software eliminates the passenger-specific images of the old software that drew criticism from privacy advocates and civil libertarians. Instead of the human form displayed on a computer monitor, the new software generates the outline of a person with any potential threats highlighted on a monitor attached to the advanced imaging technology machines.
If no weapons or potential threats are detected by the software, the AIT monitor displays a green screen with “OK” in block letters.
The new software is being installed at 39 U.S. airports besides Tulsa International Airport, including Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Denver International Airport, Chicago Midway Airport, Houston Hobby Airport and Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport. http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/article..._0_Federa215944