If a trip through TSA’s Rapiscan naked image scanners has left you feeling a bit violated, we have good news. The controversial machines are being removed, but not because of air traveler complaints or the cries of privacy advocates. Apparently, the company that makes the machines just could not figure out how to make them less invasive.
“It became clear to TSA they would be unable to meet our timeline. As a result of that, we terminated the contract for the convenience of the government,” said the TSA’s Karen Shelton in a Bloomberg report.
Shelton is talking about manufacturer OSI Systems, Inc. that prides itself in “Creating Solutions
* No, not that Deepak Chopra.
Here is a video about another Rapiscan system – one that detects explosives. We hope it works better.
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