Boston's Logan Will Get G-Rated Scanners
They will show stick figures instead of detailed images
By Christopher Balogh,  Newser User
Posted Nov 18, 2010 3:53 PM CST
Promoted on Newser Nov 18, 2010 7:14 PM CST
File photo of full-body scanner. Front-line scanners at Boston's Logan airport will see only stick figures with a new machine.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – Boston's Logan airport will be the nation's first to receive scanners that show a stick figure passenger instead of the X-rated "baggage" that has created so much controversy. “All you’ll have is stick figure and a little block around each anomaly on you," a TSA official tells the Boston Herald, explaining that an "anomaly" might be a cell phone or a belt. "But there would not be a human image of me.”

He says the devices will be more efficient—because images are seen directly on the scanner instead of being viewed remotely—and “remove the whole privacy debate." They should be in place next year. The full-body scanners have caused rebellion among travelers' groups, even prompting one to call for a “National Opt-Out Day” on the busiest travel day of the year, Thanksgiving Eve. Click here for that story.