NEWARK - Newark's Liberty International Airport will be among the initial airports getting new body scanner technology that shows the outline of a person's body rather than an image of their naked body.

The Transportation Security Administration says the new software is designed to instead recognize items on the passenger that could pose a security threat.

The new technology will be rolled out to 40 airports across the country. The agency plans to eventually use this technology for more machines at more airports.

The whole body imaging machines have sparked outrage among passengers and privacy advocates because they reveal images of naked bodies.