TSA cracks down on uncharged electronic devices

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Monday, July 07, 2014

Forbes: The Transportation Security Administration will now ask overseas passengers to power on their electronic devices, and powerless devices will not be permitted on planes.

The security move comes after Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced last Wednesday that the global threat environment required enhanced security measures.  Those measures have been implemented at certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States.  The directive impacted airports in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  The TSA is able to implement such procedures overseas by prohibiting flights from airports or airlines that fail to implement the enhanced security procedure

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