Another reason not to fly: The TSA will no longer let you opt out of full body scanning

The TSA wants to see you naked. And now, you can’t say “no.”

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has deployed Advanced Imaging Technologies (AIT) for operational use to detect threat objects carried on persons entering airport sterile areas. AIT identifies potential threat objects on the body using Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) software to display the location of the object on a generic figure as opposed to displaying the image of the individual. TSA is updating the AIT PIA to reflect a change to the operating protocol regarding the ability of individuals to opt opt-out of AIT screening in favor of physical screening. While passengers may generally decline AIT screening in favor of physical screening, TSA may direct mandatory AIT screening for some passengers.

Because flying isn’t already humiliating enough. And the TSA really needs to know if you’re carrying anything worth stealing.

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