Posted Feb 15, 2012 08:57 pm CST
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.”
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