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After Women Say They Were Targeted for Body Scans, DFW Airport Installs 'Privacy Filter'


After some women passengers complained that they were being singled out for body scans by Transportation Safety Administration agents at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, a privacy filter was installed to blur the body images, reports Wired’s Threat Level blog.

But whether there was any cause-and-effect relationship is unclear.

One unidentified woman told CBS News in Dallas that she was sent through the machine three times and was told by a TSA agent that she had a “cute” body.

“All of our millimeter wave technology units, including those in Dallas, have been upgraded with additional privacy enhancements that no longer display passenger-specific images,” the TSA said in a written statement provided to CBS. “To further ensure passenger privacy and anonymity, a privacy filter was applied to blur all images.”

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “New Airport ‘Sex Assault’ Search Sparks Pilot Suit and Passenger Civil Disobedience Campaign”

ABAJournal.com: “Airport Body Scans Not a Fourth Amendment Violation, Appeals Court Says”

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