Skip to comments.US enhanced airport security checks target electronics
Posted on 07/06/2014 3:30:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
American officials have ordered some overseas airports with direct flights to the US to intensify screening of electronic devices.
Transport officials said in a statement passengers could be asked to switch on devices, and equipment that does not power up would not be allowed on board.
An official told the BBC that London's Heathrow was among the airports.
The US announced new security measures last week, apparently in response to a terror threat, but gave no details.
Analysts say the changes appear to be in response to intelligence that Islamic militants in Syria and Yemen are developing bombs that could evade airport security.
American officials said earlier that there was a "credible" threat, but did not link the security changes to any specific intelligence.
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Ok note to self. Buy electronics at Best Buy, not Target.
Yet another”Distraction”?I believe this”Heightened Airport Security”to be NOTHING Else!While they”Give Away The Store”to Tens of Thousands of Invaders,they’re trying to convince us that we’re “Secure”as a Nation???????????????
Make sure to recharge your phone before you get on the plane!
TSA just telegraphed to every terror group: Detonate on the SECOND start-up.
Methinks the “non-starting” devices have had their guts removed or substantially altered, so they aren’t small computers any more.
Odd, almost missed a flight in 96 because of a slow booting mac laptop.... This is new? Also had all my AA batteries taken away in Seoul on the same trip.
This increased scrutiny of electronic devices will work...against the slow-witted.
I sincerely hope that none of the terrorist scum are brilliant engineers.... but, sadly, I’d bet there are a few among them. :-(
There were a lot of Saudis studying engineering at US colleges in the 1980’s.
It is IMO a great geeks choice for a FR handle :-)