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The TSA has righted its most controversial wrongdoing so far, but not without tarnishing its reputation and spending millions on the new technology throughout the country.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has completely stopped taking graphic images of airline passengers at airport security checkpoints, the agency has told lawmakers.

On Thursday, the agency told members of the House Homeland Security Committee that its machines would only take generic images of the human body, and that all scanners were now equipped with Automated Target Recognition (ATR) as of this month.

TSA’s full letter can be read below:

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Tags: security, tsa

Photo credit: A man is screened with a backscatter x-ray machine at a TSA security checkpoint in terminal 4 at LAX, Los Angeles International Airport, in Los Angeles. Danny Moloshok / Reuters

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