Bay Area airports gets full body scanners

March 5, 2010 4:27:30 PM PST
Mineta San Jose International Airport and Oakland International Airport are two of nine airports in the U.S. poised to receive full body scanners.

The Transportation Security Administration says the scanners will be in place in the next few months.

SFO already has them.

The government purchased the machines last year before the attempted Christmas Day airplane bombing by a man who authorities say had explosives hidden his underwear.

Critics say the machines violate passengers' privacy and amounts to a virtual strip search.

Passengers have the right to opt out of a body scanning for a more intense but traditional screening.


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