New TSA scanners disabled by water damage - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

New TSA scanners disabled by water damage

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Transportation Security Administration unveiled new, less-invasive scanners last month, promising to keep up security while protecting passenger privacy.

The new software used Automated Target Recognition technology to focus on the detection of unusual objects without showing a detailed image of the bodies being scanned.

Now, less than a month later, the scanners are no longer working. The Aviation Director for the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport says they suffered water damage after a nearby air conditioning unit leaked on them.

The TSA is currently determining whether to fix the scanners or to replace them entirely. Until they do, they've gone back to the old method of screening passengers.

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