The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is banning uncharged phones and laptops on US-bound flights.
The Homeland Security Department is issuing the move in order to ensure the safety of airborne passengers as terrorists are constantly finding new, creative ways to create bombs. The TSA issued the following statement regarding the ban on uncharged phones and other electronic devices:
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.
TSA will continue to adjust security measures to ensure that travelers are guaranteed the highest levels of aviation security conducted as conveniently as possible.
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