Tag: TSA

TSA to require electronics on international flights to be charged

If you're an American who plans to travel overseas, charge your iPhone and other electronic devices before you hit the Airport. The TSA has made some changes that could allow them to confiscate a device that can't be turned on. A recent press release vaguely detailed the new rules: Last week, Se...

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Following the TSA's lead, the NTSB drops Blackberry for iPhone

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, may join the growing number of government agencies that plan to ditch the BlackBerry in favor of the iPhone. A notice posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website announces that the NTSB...

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Nightline uses Find My iPad to sting sticky-fingered TSA officer

Oops! It seems the folks at ABC News set up a little sting with TSA agents and wayward iPads. Spoiler alert: it doesn't end well for the agent (warning: auto-play video at that link). The iPad, however, survived both the abduction and the "generous" pat-down. The news show Nightline intention...

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US TSA eyeing Macs, iOS devices to assist mission

America's favorite frisking and body scanning team -- the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) -- is about to go Apple. NextGov is reporting that the TSA has put out a request to possibly purchase any number of Apple products to "support specific areas of TSA's Risk Based Counter-Terror...

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TSA: 11.6-inch MacBook Air is checkpoint-safe

The US Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, has officially stated that travelers passing through US airport security with the 11.6-inch MacBook Air will not have to remove the little laptop from their bags for inspection. Unfortunately, that's not the case with the 13-inch model. Size ...

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TSA: Keep your iPad in the bag, please

The pleasure in visiting a US airport can be found in drinking pricey stale coffee and navigating the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) security checkpoint. Typically, electronics must be pulled from bags and placed on a conveyor belt for scanning. Fortunately, iPads are an exception. U...

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TSA makes good: X-rays MacBook Air and posts video

As you'll recall the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) was hard at work, hoping to avoid making another MacBook Air owner miss their flight (the security people didn't know what to make of the x-ray images of the MacBook Air). The TSA got their hands on a MacBook Air for some testing, an...

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TSA works to clear MacBook Air for flight

You may recall that MacBook Air user Michael Nygard was recently screened by the TSA (that's the Transportation Security Administration, to those who aren't in the US.) when he went through security with his MacBook Air. It would seem that the good folks manning the X-ray machine couldn't make head...

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