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iPads, Kindles, and the TSA - Mark Atwood
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iPads, Kindles, and the TSA
The last time I flew out of SeaTac airport, after my bag went thru x-ray, the TSA made me stop, take out my Kindle, and then put it and my bag in separate bins, and have them x-rayed again, just as if the Kindle was a laptop. When I flew through SeaTac again today, they were announcing it to the line as we approached the machines, that we had to remove our Kindles.

And yet, the TSA has announced that Apple iPads can stay in your carryon bag, and don't have to be seperately removed and screened.

What a coup for Apple! "Use an iPad, and avoid some of the TSA's dumber security theater".

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hearts_treasure From: hearts_treasure Date: April 8th, 2010 03:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Interesting since iPad is more like a computer than a kindle.
I wonder. . . who knew what about who for iPads to get special treatment?
:D
vatine From: vatine Date: April 8th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
It may be that it's (I've heard) annoyingly hard to open the iPad up (physically, at least), so it would be difficult to hide something in the shell, for nefarious use once on the aircraft.
omahas From: omahas Date: April 8th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Then the Seattle TSA screwed up. The policy regarding what stays in a bag and what doesn't electronically speaking was revised back in 2008. Kindles, iPads, and other eReaders don't have to come out.
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