Are we seriously going to adopt this racist American bullshit? https:/
are you effing kidding me!? all laptops and other devices pass through the X-ray machine at the airport!... Whatever it is they are looking for.. would it not show?
So from now on if you want to travel (from to one of these countries) with a laptop you need to check in your luggage
*bring back sniffer dogs?*
i also wonder what something like https:/
I did wonder... shorting a battery could, in theory, cause a fairly large bang. More realistically it'd just make some sparks and smoke before the passengers beat you senseless. But if so, why don't they just make you check removable batteries without the risk of your expensive laptop and data being stolen? Non-removable batteries would be easy to spot tampering with... of course, we don't know, because they don't give us the information. My attitude these days wrt "intelligence" and "terrorist threats" is "Evidence, or STFU"
I guess... but I would still like evidence. For example, if this is the case then folk would be more aware of what to look for.... Basically, it's all speculation at this point, and there are any number of ways attack an airliner that wouldn't involve electronics - I mean, ffs, Sept 11th was almost 16 years ago, and it doesn't take that long to qualify as a commercial airline pilot.