(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – As part of increased airport security measures, the TSA is screening cell phones and electronic devices of passengers on direct U.S. flights.
On Sunday the Administration said they will be requiring only some overseas airports to conduct these searches.
“As the traveling public knows, all electronic devices are screened by security officers,” said the TSA in a press release. “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.”
These new regulations follow the news that Al Qaeda terrorists in Syria are working with Al Qaeda members in the Arabian Peninsula to put explosives on planes that are headed to Europe or the U.S., FoxNews reports.
Intelligence suggests that terrorists are building bombs that would be hidden in electronic devices that are able to go undetected through airport security.
As part of security measures “in conjunction with international partners and the aviation industry,” the UK has said they will begin implementing increased airport security.