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Uncharged Phones And Laptops Banned From US Flights

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posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 07:16 AM
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originally posted by: thisguyrighthere
Okay. So the laptop I am taking with me on the plane might be a bomb.
To prove that it is not a bomb you want me to open it up and turn it on right there where 300+ people are all packed in shoulder to shoulder waiting to board the plane.



The purpose of your computer being charged or not has nothing to do with whether it still functions despite being half filled with explosives (They already have scanners that can detect that), it's to IDENTIFY the computer as one which has been red flagged as being used by a 'Person Of Interest', or not.




posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 07:21 AM
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this has been policy for a while now. Hell, four years ago flying from Detroit to Florida i had to power my laptop up.

but keep being afraid.



posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 07:53 AM
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originally posted by: HauntWok
this has been policy for a while now. Hell, four years ago flying from Detroit to Florida i had to power my laptop up.

but keep being afraid.


Four years ago is an eternity in the development of technological capabilities.



posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 07:56 AM
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a reply to: Psynic

so? the policy is the same, power up your device.

This isn't new, its been going on for a long time.



posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 08:05 AM
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a reply to: nixie_nox

Given the level of competence of the screeners? They probably haven't a clue what they're looking at.

This is so silly. To say this is going to be ineffective, would be an understatement.



posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 08:08 AM
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originally posted by: HauntWok
a reply to: Psynic

so? the policy is the same, power up your device.

This isn't new, its been going on for a long time.


The procedure isn't new, but the purpose is.

Physicians took blood from patients in the middle ages and they still do today. Doesn't mean medicine hasn't advanced.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 01:54 AM
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Upon more thought, whoever mentioned this as a tactic to identify POI's devices, I'm leaning towards this being a ploy to screen and curtail physical movement of sensitive data.

Remember when Glenn Greenwald's buddy was detained in Heathrow under suspicion of being in possession of the Snowden docs?

Methinks this is an extension of the same tactics.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 04:18 AM
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originally posted by: Expat888
Pfffth .. more like they want to snoop through peoples porn and pirated mp3 collections ..


Good point on that another excuse to do as exactly as you stated it to snoop through peoples porn and pirated mp3 collections while under the claims that they are looking for undetected bombs but honestly if anything i would rather drop flying all in one.

Not sure why some are traveling and wasting there money.

If anything the airports around the world should include a new rule and thats strip naked at the airport to check your body for the undetected bombs in your behinds.


But i am pretty sure the majority of the Republican base are in for such tight new rules. With that being said they should be the first one to volunteer to strip naked.
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posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 08:08 AM
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originally posted by: Agent_USA_Supporter

originally posted by: Expat888
Pfffth .. more like they want to snoop through peoples porn and pirated mp3 collections ..


Good point on that another excuse to do as exactly as you stated it to snoop through peoples porn and pirated mp3 collections


They can "snoop" through all your porn already, get over it.

What they CAN'T do is physically connect you to the computer they're snooping.

Now a POI will be IDENTIFIED and connected to the data they've PREVIOUSLY collected.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 09:09 AM
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a reply to: Psynic

Do we really know anything about the 9/11 hijacking procedure? Were explosives used?

There's lots of info online on the theory that MH-370 was hacked. Lots of techies apparently believe it to be a possibility. I can't find the original article that I had read, but here's one: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk...

The way I see it, Al-Qaeda and CIA are synonymous. The usage seems apt, given Al-Qaeda are implied in this policy's justification.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 09:19 AM
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originally posted by: SlowNail
a reply to: Psynic

Do we really know anything about the 9/11 hijacking procedure? Were explosives used?

There's lots of info online on the theory that MH-370 was hacked. Lots of techies apparently believe it to be a possibility. I can't find the original article that I had read, but here's one: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk...

The way I see it, Al-Qaeda and CIA are synonymous. The usage seems apt, given Al-Qaeda are implied in this policy's justification.



Depends on what you mean by "we".



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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This has been extended.

Uncharged electronics now banned on "certain routes" in Europe too. The government isn't saying what routes are affected, so that the passengers can't avoid them. Which means they are forced to make sure electronics are charged for all flights, until someone compiles a list of what routes are affected via trial and error.



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 12:24 PM
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originally posted by: BMorris
This has been extended.

Uncharged electronics now banned on "certain routes" in Europe too. The government isn't saying what routes are affected, so that the passengers can't avoid them. Which means they are forced to make sure electronics are charged for all flights, until someone compiles a list of what routes are affected via trial and error.


Yesterday just flights into the US.

Today Flights to the US, plus European Flights.

Tomorrow Asia and Africa.

I don't think anyones going to be "compiling" any lists of countries it's safe to travel with uncharged electronics anytime soon.



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:30 PM
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Carrying a charged Cell Phone or Laptop is the equivalent to having a Radio Frequency Identification Chip Implant.

I predict the next step in the evolution of this new law will be the requirement that you MUST HAVE a Cell Phone or Laptop to board an aircraft or be subjected to an enhanced alternative screening.



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 07:25 PM
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Looks like they are requiring just Muslims to check luggage on their flights instead of everyone?

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