If you’re going to be bombarded by radiation before boarding a flight, you shouldn’t have to bear the extra insult of also having your birthday suit exposed in the process. The TSA’s scanning software just got a censorship patch!
The Los Angeles Times reports the TSA will phase in the software, which replaces your backscatter-imaged naked body with a cartoon human cutout, in “the coming months”. The idea here is that instead of showing every pixel of your statuesque nude form, TSA operators will just see a generic human shape, and if you happen to have a chainsaw or bomb on you, it’ll highlight the area, rather than showing your package. So to speak. We eagerly await the TSA to somehow screw up or abuse this seemingly benign development. [LA Times]