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New Screening Software Being Tested At McCarran

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New screening software said to be less evasive is now being tested at McCarran International Airport.  The Transportation Security Administration says the software is being used on one full-body imaging machine at the Las Vegas facility.  Unlike current software, it can detect potential explosives or weapons while displaying a generic image of a passenger without anatomical details.  Both passengers and TSA agents can see the image in seconds.  The current X-ray system produces a virtual nude image that has led to privacy concerns.  TSA Administrator John Pistole says the new software will strike a balance between passenger protection and “further enhance” privacy protections now in place.  The new software is also being tested at Washington’s Reagan National and Atlanta International airports.

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