TSA Removing ‘Backscatter’ Machines From Airports

The Transportation Security Administration says it is removing airport body scanners that produce graphic images of travelers’ bodies from checkpoints by June.

Passengers will continue to pass through machines that display a generic outline of the human body, raising fewer privacy concerns.

The TSA move came after Rapiscan, the manufacturer of the 174 so-called “backscatter” machines, acknowledged it could not meet a congressional-ordered deadline to install privacy software on the machines.