Full-body scanner debuts at Omaha airport
Omaha's Eppley Airfield now has a full-body scanner that will allow security officers to effectively see through a passenger's clothes during screening.
The Transportation Security Administration demonstrated how the new imaging technology works on Monday, a day before the scanner was to go into use. Eventually, Eppley will have two of the advanced imaging technology machines that the American Civil Liberties Union has complained can violate a passenger's privacy.
The Transportation Security Administration has been deploying the body-scanning technology in an effort to ensure that airports can detect hidden explosives and other weapons. And TSA officials say they have taken precautions to protect passenger privacy.