Call it a victory for those of us who don't like to be digitally strip-searched: The TSA will remove airport body scanners, which privacy advocates likened to strip searches, after their software provider failed to meet a congressional deadline to create software that displayed less-revealing passenger images.
As Bloomburg reports, last year TSA removed 76 of the millimeter-wave scanners; in 2013, the group will get rid of the remaining 174 scanners that are positioned in U.S. airports. (However, they will continue to use 60 machines manufactured by L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., another supplier of body scanners. These will be moved to the busiest airports to keep waiting times down.)
No more "opting out" for this frequent flyer! Well, hopefully.