The TSA is lying by claiming that quicker processing is the main motivator for getting rid of the scanners, which caused controversy both for their detailed body images and the potentially dangerous rays.
The Transportation Security Administration is removing full body scanners from New York’s airports and moving them to less busy airports.
They will be replaced with millimeter wave machines that produce a more generic outline of a person’s body, compared to the more specific backscatter image.
The agency says the decision was made to speed up security checkpoints.
The TSA says which smaller airports will get the backscatter scanners is still to be determined.