Updated 09/02/2011 07:39 PM
TSA Debuts Body Scan Software Upgrade At Newark-Liberty
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If X-ray machines being used at airport security check points make you self conscious, you may want to schedule your next departure out of Newark.
Starting in the fall, Newark Liberty International airport will be using new software that shows a generic outline of a person's body, instead of the X-ray images.
Both the passenger and attendant can see the images on a screen as the person walks through the scanner.
The Transportation Security Administration says this will speed up the security process and respect passengers' privacy.
"If something does show up the advantage of this technology is you have this little yellow box that shows up on the cookie cutter so the transportation security officer knows just where to look. We're looking in your left pocket, we're looking in your back right pocket and that again speeds up the entire process," said TSA Spokesperson Lisa Farbstein.
"It might be convenient for the passengers but at the same time it's all about safety first," said one traveler.
JFK and LaGuardia are not on the list of 40 airports nationwide slated to get the technology.