Power Up or Stay Grounded: Mobile Devices and the TSA

Knives, Baseball bats, Spray Paint amongst many other sharp objects, sporting goods and guns and firearms are obviously banned from travelers when boarding an airplane. Soon to join this list of prohibited items (in certain countries) - dead mobile devices.

The Transportation Security Administration launches its new plan to ban dead mobile devices - smartphones, laptops and other electronics, if they show no sign of being able to power up, the electronic, will not enter the United States.

The Full Message,

Last week, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson directed TSA to implement enhanced security measures at certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States.

As the traveling public knows, all electronic devices are screened by security officers. During the security examination, officers may also ask that owners power up some devices, including cell phones. Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft. The traveler may also undergo additional screening.

TSA will continue to adjust security measures to ensure that travelers are guaranteed the highest levels of aviation security conducted as conveniently as possible.
— http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2014/07/06/enhanced-security-measures-certain-airports-overseas

These additional screenings of mobile devices from the unnamed international airports with flights headed directly into the United States could impact you. In short, stay powered up and remain mobile! 

What kind of measures do you think the TSA should implement for the success of this mobile movement?




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