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In news that will affect millions, the Homeland Security Department has announced it will not allow uncharged mobile phones and laptops onto planes headed to the United States .
In an official statement the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) agency, part of the US Department of Homeland announced:
“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.”
The reason for the changes has been put down to concerns that terrorists are looking at ways to create bombs within dummy electronic devices .
originally posted by: sayzaar
This in my opinion is simply another made up threat by TPTB to reinforce the war on terror and that everyone should be terrified.
If there are no real threats to speak of just make some up.
originally posted by: ecapsretuo
Perhaps they are secretly implementing devices that suck data from phones in proximity, remotely. This way everyone must have their data exposed electronically, and it can be sucked.
originally posted by: GreyGoo
Well yi know the ol joke at the NSA "an uncharged phone is an untapped phone"