Airports Removing Body Scanners: The TSA announced Monday that it's phasing out X-ray backscatter body scanners from O'Hare and four other major airports and replacing them with millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology.
The backscatter machines, which were installed after "underwear bomber" Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to blow up a U.S. airliner near Detroit on Christmas Day in 2009, have been widely criticized as being "virtual strip searches." But images from the millimeter wave scanners create a generic human body outline and also pose fewer radiation concerns than the X-ray scanners.
According to the Huffington Post, installation of the new machines began in September, 2012, and will be complete in January, 2013, at O'Hare, Los Angeles' LAX, Orlando International, Boston's Logan Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. via Huffington Post