TSA to check personal electronic devices

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
This is a new measure to prove electronics aren

You might be among the travelers asked to turn on your personal electronic device during security screening at overseas airports.

(CNN) - Power it up, or leave it behind.

You might be among the travelers asked to turn on your personal electronic device during security screening at overseas airports.

This is a new TSA measure to prove electronics aren't electronic devices.

Simply, if it can't get powered on, it can't come on board and the traveler may then undergo additional screening.

It's an update to security measures aimed at combating potential new threats from terrorists in the Middle East and Europe.

The TSA will have to coordinate with the foreign governments which provide security at airports in their countries.

It will also have to coordinate with the airlines and private security companies, as well.

The overseas effort does not involve changes to what travelers can take aboard flights.


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